Some 400 people, mostly local Muslims, turned out on Friday to meet presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich in San Antonio, Texas. Kucinich met with the Muslim community at the invitation of the San Antonio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio), a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group.
The meeting at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall began with a workshop by Dr. Inayat Lalani on how to become a Democratic Party delegate. Lalani, a Dallas physician, is also a member of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA).
"We thank Representative Kucinich for sharing his views with the Muslim community in San Antonio and hope his appearance will lead to increased political awareness and participation," said CAIR-San Antonio Chairwoman Sarwat Husain.
Husain said CAIR is currently engaged in a national voter registration drive in the Muslim community nationwide. She added that as a non-partisan group, CAIR does not endorse candidates, but instead encourages voting and participation in the political process.