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CAIR Launches Muslim Voter Registration Effort

#CAIRChallenge urges Muslims to help register five people to vote

vote challenge(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/26/16) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched #CAIRChallenge – a voter registration initiative in which participants pledge to register five people to vote.

SEE: #CAIRChallenge

To assist Muslim in registering to vote, CAIR is encouraging individuals to make use of CAIR's “Rock the Vote” online voter registration tool.

SEE: CAIR’s Rock the Vote

CAIR is also asking Muslim voters to share photographs and videos of their stories of registering people to vote by posting items on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, Vine – and including the hashtag #CAIRChallenge.

As part of the #CAIRChallenge, CAIR is releasing a series of videos to encourage Americans Muslims to exercise their civic duty and vote. The first #CAIRChallenge video features CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.

Video: CAIR Launches #CAIRChallenge Muslim Voter Registration Effort

“As citizens, it is our duty to educate ourselves about the civic process and to participate in that process,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem. “Our diversity is what makes us stronger as a nation.”

She added that it is important to involve young people in the political process.

Later today, CAIR chapters nationwide will host Muslim voter viewing parties during the first presidential debate.

SEE: CAIR Chapters Nationwide to Host Muslim Voter Viewing Parties for Presidential Debate

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: www.cair.com/report   

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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