(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged all eligible Muslim voters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia, and nationwide to turn out for the November 5 elections.
Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will each elect a governor, and Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will each elect new state legislators.
Local elections will also be held tomorrow in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington state, but may not impact all voters. Click the link below to see if there are elections impacting you.
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“Voting is one of the most meaningful ways that citizens can participate in the democratic process and affect change in their communities and the nation,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw. “Especially during off-year elections when turnout is lower, it is essential that Muslim voters go to the polls and make their voices heard.”
McCaw noted that California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Washington state, Wisconsin, and Wyoming allow unregistered voters to register on election day.
”¢ Go to the polls on Tuesday, November 5, and vote for the candidates of your choice.
”¢ Remind and encourage your friends and family members to vote.
”¢ Use social media to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls.
”¢ Offer to help friends, co-workers and family members get to the polls.
”¢ Community leaders should use their communications networks to encourage congregations to vote.
”¢ Convince one person who did not plan to vote to go to the polls.
Protecting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.