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CAIR-San Diego Holds Candidates’ Forum Prior to 2014 Election

CA-voter-guide-2014(San Diego, California, 10/23/14) – On October 25, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), in cooperation with the MAS PACE San Diego and the Islamic Center of San Diego, will hold a Voter Education Forum (Candidates' Forum) to help the public hear from candidates running for office in the 2014 election.

WHAT: CAIR-San Diego Holds Candidates Forum Prior to 2014 Election in the wake of recent threats
WHERE: Saturday, October 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of San Diego, 7050 Eckstrom Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991 or

The forum will focus on the tight and heated 52nd Congressional District race between the incumbent Congressman Scott Peters (D) and Republican Challenger Carl DeMaio. The goal of the forum is to empower voters by providing them direct access to candidates and information on the issues that matter to the community.

First-term incumbent Congressman Scott Peters (D-52nd District) and his Republican challenger Carl DeMaio are both confirmed speakers. Also invited to the forum are Carol Kim and Chris Cate. Both are candidates to represent District 6 of the San Diego City Council.

“Such events are important to help California Muslims to exercise our rights as citizens to participate in the democratic process,” said the CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. “Voting is a great responsibility, so we must try our best to be informed on the issues and to vote on November 4.”

CAIR-San Diego is also promoting the CAIR-CA voting guides, which is a compilation of resources to help community members vote in the 2014 mid-term elections on November 4. The booklet consists of three main resources: Congressional scorecard, California State Legislative scorecard (state scorecard), and Statewide proposition guide.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991 or; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, or 202-488-8787,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,

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