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CAIR Releases Voter Rights Complaint Form in Advance of November 3 General Election

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/29/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its new online Voter Complaint Form to provide legal support to those encountering anti-Muslim discrimination or other civil rights violations while voting.  

The Voter Complaint Form enables users to receive assistance in:  

  • Voter registration;  
  • Discrimination at the polls;  
  • ID rules by state;  
  • Voting locations;  
  • Denial of entry into polls; OR  
  • Anti-Muslim incidents  

CAIR’s legal staff will be monitoring responses to the form closely. Any voting rights violations will be given priority within CAIR as the election approaches.  

SEE: CAIR’s Online Voter Complaint Form  

Muslims who feel their rights have been violated are also encouraged to contact CAIR at (202) 488-8787 or civilrights@cair.com.   

Last night, CAIR hosted an online community-wide training “Do You Know What to Expect at the Polls on Election Day?” to ensure Muslims know their voter rights. CAIR legal staff will be monitoring any voting rights violations. 

CAIR also released a new “Voter Know Your Rights Guide“ on its election campaign website Muslims.Vote.  

The know your rights guide informs Muslim voters on their most basic rights and protections that they generally receive in many states. The online guide also includes links to election day resources as well as information on available translation services, needing assistance in the voter booth, and disability assistance.  

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com   

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