Muslims urged to vote on Super Tuesday
CAIR is urging all Muslim voters in California, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Vermont to vote in tomorrow's "Super Tuesday" democratic primaries and caucuses. (NOTE: Only registered democrats can vote in the Connecticut, California, New York, and Maryland primaries. Minnesota has a democratic caucus.)
Reasons why Muslims should vote:
- Supporting accommodation of Islamic religious requirements in the workplace and in schools
- Creating a safe and drug-free environment for families
- Challenging discrimination and stereotyping
- Encouraging foreign and domestic policies that are based on justice
- Deciding how your tax dollars are used
- Must be registered to vote in a Super Tuesday state
- Must be a registered democrat to vote in a closed primary. Connecticut, California, New York, and Maryland primaries are closed. All registered voters can vote in Vermont, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Minnesota democratic caucus participants who are not active with another party can participate.
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must live in the state where he/she is registered
- Must not claim the right to vote in any other state
- VOTE: Most polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refer to your voter registration card to find your polling location or call or visit the website of your state board of elections. Most polling locations are in schools. The best time to vote is before going to work because lines are short.
- Be an informed and effective voter by RESEARCHING LOCAL CANDIDATES.
- For undecided voters, CAIR has compiled a comprehensive list of issues specific to the Muslim community and where each candidate stands on those issues. Go to: http://www.cair-net.org/muslimvote2004/
- If you are not already REGISTERED TO VOTE, go to: https://ssl.capwiz.com/cair/e4/nvra/