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18K Ohio Muslim Voters Called by CAIR Volunteers


CAIR-Ohio Volunteers at the 'Get Out the Muslim Vote' Election Centers make the phone calls
CAIR-Ohio Volunteers at the
‘Get Out the Muslim Vote’ Election
Centers make the phone calls

(COLUMBUS, OH, 11/1/2004) – The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today said that volunteers in its “Get Out the Muslim Vote” election centers have called more than 18,000 eligible Muslim voters.

Volunteer staffers at CAIR-Ohio election center phone banks in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati asked the Muslim voters for a commitment to go to the polls on November 2. Of the Muslim voters who could be reached, more than 3,000 committed to vote on Tuesday.

“Muslims are not sitting by and watching this election, we are going to be full participants,” said CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan. He said there are an estimated 50,000 registered Muslim voters in Ohio.

CAIR-Ohio also distributed a community voter guide designed to help educate and inform Muslim voters in that state. The voter guide was distributed at Friday congregational prayers throughout Ohio and are being handed out at mosques and Islamic centers during special evening prayers (Taraweeh) conducted each night throughout the month or Ramadan.

The CAIR-Ohio voter guide, which was printed in both English and Somali,
can be viewed at:


CAIR Staff Discuss 'Get Out the Muslim Vote' Strategies
CAIR Staff Discuss ‘Get Out
the Muslim Vote’ Strategies

CAIR-Ohio’s election centers and voter guides are part of CAIR’s nationwide effort to get out the Muslim vote in key states.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 29 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan, 614-451-3232 or 614-571-2770, E-mail:;
CAIR-Ohio President, Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916,


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