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CAIR-SFBA: Bay Area Muslims to Gather for Public Viewings of Final Presidential Debate

CAIR logoWHAT: Final Presidential Debate, Viewing Parties

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 PM (Doors open 5:30PM)

WHERE: 3000 Scott Blvd., #212, Santa Clara, CA 95054

43450 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 (co-hosted by Afghan American Conference)

55 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (co-hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus)

CAIR-SFBA, along with the Afghan American Conference and Asian Law Caucus, will be hosting three public viewings of the final presidential debate of the 2016 elections. 

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that the topics of the final debate:


  • Debt and entitlements
  • Immigration
  • Economy
  • Supreme Court
  • Foreign hot spots
  • Fitness to be President

The format of the debate offers six 15-minute time segments. Two 15-minute segments will focus on each of the topics listed above. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other.              

The presidential debate is taking place at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and will be moderated by Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday. 

For entertainment, attendees of the debate watching parties will also receive Bingo cards that feature commonly used phrases in election debates, with a chance to win a fun prize.

The debate viewing parties are part of CAIR-SFBA's wider efforts to Mobilize the Muslim Vote and encourage civic engagement in the Bay Area Muslim community. Other initiatives include CAIR's voter registration drives and candidates' forums taking place across the region. SEE: Bay Area Effort to Encourage American Muslims to Vote

“This is such a crucial time to be civically engaged. Through our voter engagement efforts, we hope to bring the American Muslim voice to the forefront in the upcoming election,” says Nashwah Akhtar, Communications and Outreach Coordinator at CAIR-SFBA.

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-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885,; Asian Law Caucus National Security & Civil Rights Attorney Elica Vafaie, 415.848.7711,

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