(CINCINNATI, 10/23/18) – On October 19, the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) held a “Candidates’ Night” event at the Clifton Mosque. This event provided an important opportunity for community members to meet those running for elected office and engage in a community conversation on the issues.
In conjunction with the Candidates’ Night, CAIR-Cincinnati held a “Pizza & Politics” event in which two former candidates for public office spoke to community members about their experience in seeking elective office.
Former Congressman Steve Driehaus and former Mason City School Board candidate Noha Eyada spoke about their experiences running for office and encouraged community members to get more involved, to run for office, to volunteer for the candidate of their choice, to register, and to vote.
“This Candidates’ Night event has been held every election year since 2006 and provides an important opportunity for voters to become more civically engaged,” said Karen Dabdoub, CAIR-Cincinnati executive director. “members of the American Muslim community are becoming more involved in the elective process and expressed their appreciation for the opportunities provided by this event.”
She noted that 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 register to vote and get out the vote (GOTV) on election day.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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.