(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK â€“ 10/18/16) â€“ The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today released a 2016 Muslim Voter Guide that provides information about the upcoming November election in Oklahoma.
The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide includes information about all of the State Questions on the ballot, how to simplify the voting process, frequently asked questions about voting, and a sample ballot.
â€œThe CAIR-OK voter guide was created with the Oklahoma Muslim in mind but contains information aimed at making this election accessible to all,â€ said Anna Facci, CAIR-OKâ€™s Events and Operations Coordinator. â€œThere is much more than the presidential election on the ballot this November and participation in state and local elections has a significant impact on the future of our state and local communities.â€
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The guide also includes CAIR-OKâ€™s recommendations for the stateâ€™s seven State Questions, including a letter from CAIR-OKâ€™s Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure about the dangers of State Question 790.
â€œThis year, there are several very important and very concerning matters addressed in State Questions, including SQ 790, which dangerously weakens the separation between church and state that is an enshrined part of our legal history,â€ said Laizure. â€œItâ€™s crucial for our reader to be informed of the down-ballot issues so that they can vote for the future of their communities.â€
Hard copies of the 2016 Muslim Voter Guide will be distributed at mosques statewide and will be available at the CAIR-OK office in Oklahoma City.
The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide is part of a continuing initiative of CAIR-OK to educate, engage, and empower Oklahoma Muslims in the 2016 election cycle.Â
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 mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877,firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Oklahoma Operations and Events Coordinator Anna Facci, 918-269-7924, email@example.com, CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, firstname.lastname@example.org