Some 200 members of the Ohio Muslim community
attended the Muslim Vote 2004 Town Hall meeting held yesterday in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The meeting was part of the commemoration of Islamic Day in Ohio.
Attendees of the town hall meeting included the leadership of the Ohio Muslim Community from across the state who heard from, federal, state, and local elected officials on the importance of political involvement.
The town hall meeting was organized by the Islamic Council of Ohio (ICO), the Ohio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), and the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT).
Representatives of the presidential campaigns spoke at the event. Robert Bennett, Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, represented the Ohio Republican Party and the Bush-Chaney Campaign. Bill Shaheen, Chairman of the Kerry-Edwards New Hampshire campaign, represented the Kerry-Edwards Champaign.
Representatives of the Green Party and the Libertarian Party also took part
in the event.
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan at (614) 451-3232
or (614) 571-2770, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org