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CAIR Launches New 2020 Muslims.Vote Election Website, Urges Muslims to Vote by Mail, Question Candidates on Community Issues

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/30/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its new 2020 election and voter mobilization website: Muslims.Vote

GO TO: https://muslims.vote/

The website is part of CAIR’s annual non-partisan “Muslims Vote” campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political capacity and presence in the 2020 General Election.

CAIR estimates there are well over 1 million registered American Muslim voters in the United States, with large communities residing in key swing states.

“With just over 120 days before the general election, America’s more than one million Muslim voters are actively mobilizing and plan to turn out in record numbers,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw. “CAIR’s website Muslims.Vote is designed to enhance Muslim civic engagement and to better equip the community to support the candidates that best respond to our needs and concerns.”

The Muslims.Vote website includes:

  • 50 state guide on voting by mail that provides information on voting by mail for the November 3rd General Election. The guide contains a lists upcoming election dates, whether an excuse is needed to vote absentee and deadlines for requesting and submitting absentee ballots.
  • A resource page that hosts a toolkit for Muslims to ask candidates questions running for office and poll and survey data on what other Muslims think about refugee resettlement, healthcare reform, climate change, raising the federal minimum wage, and ensuring affordable housing.
  • Links to information on how to register to vote, how to vote by mail and absentee voting, where to vote and phone banking.
  • An election action alerts page that centralizes all current and past 2020 election press releases and alerts issued by CAIR.
  • CAIR’s 2020 Strategic Election Plan that identifies programming opportunities for the Muslim community – especially during local, state and national elections – to adopt and enhance Muslim civic engagement, empowerment and resilience.

Muslims.Vote is encouraging Muslims to responsibly practice social distancing and participate in state primary elections and the general election by taking advantage of – where possible – early voting by mail or vote-by-mail alternatives.

In the coming weeks, Muslims.Vote will feature CAIR’s annual general election presidential voter guide and congressional scorecard.

In late August, CAIR will publish a comprehensive national pre-election survey of Muslim voters’ views and attitudes.

During the night of the November 3rd election, CAIR will conduct an exit poll of Muslim voters to determine which presidential candidate Muslim voters supported and by what margin. Both the survey and poll will be hosted on Muslims.Vote.

CAIR is sponsoring robocalls that broadcasts the night before each and every presidential primary election, targeting more than 147,504 Muslim households representing some 605,135 registered American Muslim voters.

CAIR will continue to promote election news on CAIR’s Twitter accounts @CAIRNational and @MuslimsVote using the hashtag #MuslimsVote focusing on niche news relating to Muslims and the election.

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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