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CAIR Relaunches ‘Muslims GOTV’ Election Website, Releases 2018 Congressional Voter Guide, PSAs

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/18) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today relaunched, 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, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said its “2018 Congressional Voter Guide” offers resources to assist Muslims nationwide as they prepare to vote in the November election.

The congressional scorecard tracks the votes and bill co-sponsorship of each member of Congress, assigning positive (+), negative (-). or neutral (*) ratings depending on how closely their actions on relevant legislation corresponded with civil rights and social justice priorities identified by CAIR. The criteria selected for each topic is rooted in legislation introduced and voted upon in 2017-2018.

DOWNLOAD: CAIR’s 2018 Congressional Voter Guide

Digital copies of the guide will be distributed to the American Muslim community throughout the nation.

CAIR’s Muslims GOTV website is one of the Muslim civil rights organization’s many efforts to enhance Muslim participation in national and state elections and amplify the Muslim community’s voice on election day.

The website features PSA videos encouraging Muslim voters to register to vote and turn out on election day, and includes resources on registering to vote, absentee and early voting, and locating polling stations, among other CAIR produced election materials. 


WATCH: CAIR PSA: Are You Ready to Vote?

WATCH: CAIR PSA: Register to Voter

“It is the responsibility of every American Muslim to ensure the continued growth of our community’s political strength and capacity by registering to vote and going to the polls in each and every election,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert McCaw.

McCaw added: “Our vote counts and is being counted on. Who wins or loses any given race is in the hands of only the most proactive of communities. CAIR wants to make sure every elected official and candidate is working to earn the confidence and votes of American Muslims.”

CAIR has also partnered with MPower Change’s #MyMuslimVote campaign — a national, non-partisan campaign focused on increasing civic engagement in American Muslim communities through voter registration, engagement and mobilization efforts. To learn about your state’s voter registration requirements, visit the National Association of Secretaries of State “Can I Vote” website by clicking here.


Four weeks ago, CAIR urged members of the Muslim community nationwide to ensure that they are registered to vote before their state’s voter registration deadline passes.

In August, CAIR recognized the historic string of victories by American Muslim candidates in Minnesota’s primary election. Seven Minnesotan Somali, Arab-American and African-American Muslim candidates won a series of victories during the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and non-partisan primaries.

CAIR also congratulated Palestinian Arab-American Muslim Rashida Tlaib on winning the primary election in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Tlaib won the primary election defeating five other candidates. Running unopposed, her win in the November general election is ensured.

If you believe your voting rights have been violated, please contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations at (202) 488-8787 or

NOTE: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CAIR does not endorse or oppose any candidate running for office.

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 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.



CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR Government Affairs Department Coordinator Liam Foskett, 202-646-6033,


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