(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/16) â€“ On Tuesday, November 8, the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a â€œMuslim Election Day Watch Partyâ€ 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 â€“ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP REQUIRED: Send an email to email@example.com. Provide your name, address and phone number, with â€œWatch Party RSVPâ€ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to provide your name, address and phone number, with â€œWatch Party RSVPâ€ in the subject line. Approved guests will receive a confirmation email.
In October, CAIR released the results of a nationwide survey Â 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.
- SEE: American Muslim Voters and the 2016 Election
- Muslim Voters Name Civil Rights as Key Election Issue as Electorate Turns Away From GOP
CAIR is mobilizing Muslim voters through a national get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaign, through distribution of copies of its â€œ2016 National Voter Guideâ€ and with the launch of MuslimsGOTV.com, an election resource website.Â
- SEE: CAIR Launches Muslims GOTV Election Website, Releases General Election Scorecard and Presidential Guide
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
CAIRâ€™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.Â
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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