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ACTION ALERT: CAIR Reminder to Muslim Voters for Tuesday Midterm Election

CAIR Mobilizes More Than 250K Registered Muslim Voter Households Nationwide in GOTV Robocall

CAIR to Conduct Tuesday Night Exit Poll Survey of Registered Muslim Voters

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/5/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all eligible Muslim voters nationwide to participate in tomorrow’s midterm election.

To increase American Muslim voter turnout, CAIR has sponsored a nationwide get-out-the-vote (GOTV) nonpartisan robocall that started on Sunday and will conclude on Monday urging Muslim voters to go to the polls on Tuesday. The robocall will reach more than 250,000 Muslim households representing some 466,000 registered Muslim voters. 

As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections and the robocall does not support one candidate or party over another.

The night of the election, CAIR will conduct a nationwide automated exit poll survey of registered Muslim voters. The survey results will be published on Thursday. CAIR commissioned the independent polling company, Triton Polling & Research of Henderson, Nev., to conduct the automated survey, in addition to the GOTV robocall.  

CAIR recently relaunched www.MuslimsGOTV.com, an election resource website that features the civil rights organization’s “2018 Congressional Voter Guide,” a midterm election congressional scorecard, and public service announcements (PSA) encouraging American Muslims to get out the vote on election day.

VISIT: www.MuslimsGOTV.com
DOWNLOAD: CAIR 2018 Congressional Voter Guide
WATCH: CAIR PSA: Are You Ready to Vote?

On Sunday, CAIR and the Howard County Muslim Council co-hosted a non-partisan GOTV phone bank at CAIR’s office in Maryland with thirty volunteers making almost 1,300 calls in three hours to turn out the Maryland Muslim vote.

ACTION REQUESTED:

Ӣ Go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, and vote for the candidates of your choice.
Ӣ Remind and encourage your friends and family members to vote.
Ӣ Use social media to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls.
Ӣ Offer to help friends, co-workers and family members get to the polls.
Ӣ Community leaders should use their communications networks to encourage congregations to vote.
Ӣ Convince one person who did not plan to vote to go to the polls.

Protecting Muslim Voter Rights

CAIR is urging members of the Muslim community to contact CAIR if they believe that their voting rights have been violated: (202) 742-6420 or civilrights@cair.com.

CAIR’s Civil Rights Department and national network of chapters will coordinate election day reporting to make sure complaints are addressed as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Recognizing Muslim Electoral Accomplishments

In August, CAIR recognized the historic string of victories by American Muslim candidates in Minnesota’s primary election. Seven Minnesotan Somali, Arab-American and African-American Muslim candidates won a series of victories during the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and non-partisan primaries.

CAIR also congratulated Palestinian Arab-American Muslim Rashida Tlaib on winning the primary election in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Tlaib won the primary election defeating five other candidates. Running unopposed, her win in the November general election is ensured.

#MyMuslimVote

CAIR has also partnered with MPower Change’s #MyMuslimVote campaign — a national, non-partisan campaign focused on increasing civic engagement in American Muslim communities through voter registration, engagement and mobilization efforts. To learn about your state’s voter registration requirements, visit the National Association of Secretaries of State “Can I Vote” website by clicking here.

SEE: https://mymuslimvote.org/

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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