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CAIR-Chicago Registers Record Number of Muslim Voters

CAIR-CHICAGO REGISTERS RECORD NUMBER OF MUSLIM VOTERS

(CHICAGO, IL 10/11/06) – The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) announced today that it has registered over 1,000 new Muslim voters through the New Americans Democracy Project (NADP) in partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

“Registering people to vote is only the first step in community empowerment. Once they register to vote, we will educate them on their options so that they are able to make informed decisions at the polls,” said Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago. “We are working on a project that extends beyond any other political mobilization project that the Muslim community has seen so far. It will create voters as well as active civic participants.”

CAIR-Chicago’s Governmental Relations Department is expected to release the CAIR-Chicago Voter Education Guide 2006 later this week.

CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, Tel: 312.212.1520, Email: arehab@cair.com

 

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