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CAIR to Host D.C. Muslim Election Night Watch Party

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/16) – On Tuesday, November 8, the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a “Muslim Election Day Watch Party†for community leaders and members at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C.

WHAT: Muslim Election Night Watch Party

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

WHERE: CAIR Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com

RSVP REQUIRED: Send an email to info@cair.com. Provide your name, address and phone number, with “Watch Party RSVP†in the subject line.

During the watch party, members of the media will have an opportunity to engage Muslim voters on election results and on key issues that directly impact their communities and all Americans.

Refreshments will be served.

All attendees must submit an RSVP in advance of the watch party by Monday at 5 p.m. To RSVP, send an email to info@cair.com, making sure to provide your name, address and phone number, with “Watch Party RSVP†in the subject line. Approved guests will receive a confirmation email.

In October, CAIR released the results of a nationwide survey  of Muslim voters on the upcoming presidential election and on issues of concern to the Muslim community. The survey found that 85 percent of polled Muslim voters believed that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. has increased in the past year. Thirty percent of respondents say they have experienced discrimination or profiling in the past year.

CAIR is mobilizing Muslim voters through a national get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaign, through distribution of copies of its “2016 National Voter Guide†and with the launch of MuslimsGOTV.com, an election resource website. 

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members who believe their voting rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

CAIR’s Civil Rights Department and national network of chapters will coordinate election day reporting to make sure complaints are addressed as quickly and effectively as possible. 

As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections and does not support one candidate or party over another.

  

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 misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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