Muslims Hold Ramadan Voter Registration Drive


Washington, D.C. – It's the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, and Muslims around the world are turning up their efforts to seek the favor of the Almighty in various ways. Here in the nation's capitol, the Muslim Democratic Caucus of the District of Columbia ("Muslim Dem of DC") are hoping to please their Maker using a novel instrument, a voter registration form. Our goal is to get 100% of the Muslims who are not registered, registered in these last 10 days of Ramadan," says Omar Hashimi, a spokesperson for the Muslim Dems of DC…

The Muslim Dems of DC are joined in their call by the Prince George's Muslim Council and the Muslim Alliance of North America…

Over the next 10 days, these groups plan to distribute voter registration materials and be on hand at Islamic centers across the Potomac region and around the country. This drive comes at a key time, when many states are approaching their Voter Registration Deadlines (e.g., October 6 is the registration deadline for Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). Muslims celebrate the final 10 days of Ramadan as it marks the anniversary of the revelation of the Quran, a day said to be worth 1000 months of blessings…

How: Muslim Dems of DC, PGMC, and MANA will have volunteers and staff members set up at various locations in DC/MD/VA area as well as throughout the rest of the United States, including Islamic Centers, Muslim restaurants and Islamic book stores to provide Voter registration forms, on a nonpartisan basis.

About Participating Organizations:

Muslim Dems of DC is an organization of Muslim registered Democrats in the nation's capitol. Muslim Dems of DC members include current and former elected officials, lawyers, congressional aides, federal and local government professionals, physicians, engineers, social workers, teachers, and students. The organization was launched at the 2008 District of Columbia Democratic Party Convention.

Contact: Muslim Dems of DC Chairman Talib I. Karim, Esq.; Phone – 202-256-0499; Email - talib.karim@gmail.com

PGMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of Muslims and encouraging Muslim civic and social involvement in Prince George's County, Maryland. PGMC is a member of the Maryland Muslim Council (MDMC), a group formed in 2005 for Muslims to build relations with local and state government officials. MDMC website indicates there are more than 200,000 Muslims residing in Maryland.

Contact: PGMC President Jameel Alim Johnson; Phone – 443-857-6358, Email - abukaif@verizon.net

MANA is a national network of Muslim places of worship (massajid), organizations and individuals committed to work together to address social and economic problems confronting Muslim communities especially in the inner city…

Contact: MANA General Secretary Dr. Ihsan Bagby; Phone – 859-494-3743, Email - ibagby@aol.com

 


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.