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CAIR to Join Coalition of Muslim Organizations in Launching Nationwide Voter Registration Efforts – #NMVRD

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/22/2019) – On Friday, August 23rd, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join a coalition of Muslim organizations in hosting voter registration drives at more than 50 locations nationwide in honor of National Muslim Voter Registration Day (#NMVRD).

SEE: #MyMuslimVote

https://mymuslimvote.org/national-muslim-voter-registration-day/

WHAT: National Muslim Voter Registration Day 2019 (#NMVRD)

WHO: A coalition of local and national Muslim organizations, including MPower Change, Emgage USA, Council on American Islamic Relations, American Muslim Advisory Council, and Georgia Muslim Voter Project

WHERE: More than 50 Locations Nationwide

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd, 2019

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

Led by MPower Change and its partners, Emgage USA, CAIR, American Muslim Advisory Council, and Georgia Muslim Voter Project, the coalition consists of organizations working on both the local and national levels. The goal of these efforts is to register and further engage Muslim voters who have already proven to be a crucial voting bloc.

“It is the responsibility of every American Muslim to register to vote and ensure the growth of our community’s political strength and capacity. Every aspiring politician and elected official who wants to stay in office should know one thing: that who wins or loses any given race is in the hands of only the most proactive of communities, and that includes American Muslims.” – Roula Allouch, National Board Chair, Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR)

“In a time of heightened islamophobia, Muslims are more politically engaged than ever. Our votes matter. It’s why no 2020 Democratic primary candidate can win the presidential nomination without the Muslim community.” – Linda Sarsour, co-founder, MPower Change

“Anyone who has lived through the past two years and believes that voting does not matter is not being honest. Muslim Americans can only protect their rights and contribute to how this country is governed by getting involved. The first step is to vote.” -Wa’el Alzayat, CEO, Emgage USA

The Muslim American community is poised to play a historical roll in the 2020 presidential elections. Muslim Americans are voting in record numbers. In the last midterm elections alone, a study conducted by Emgage USA found that Muslim voters grew by 25 percent from 2014 in key swing states, like Ohio, Virginia, and Michigan. From opposing the travel ban to family separation, our community has consistently stood-up against hate and discrimination while resisting the politics of fear and divisiveness.

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For more information about the hosts, please visit:

MPower Change, https://mpowerchange.org/

Emgage Foundation, https://www.emgageusa.org

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), https://www.cair.com/

American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), https://www.amactn.org/

Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP), https://gamvp.org/

About Emgage Foundation

Emgage Foundation is a national nonprofit organization working to develop the capacity of the Muslim American voter. Our programs include civic educational events such as issue forums and town halls, voter initiatives including Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and youth programs to develop the next generation of leaders.

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.

On November 9, CAIR will hold its 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C.

SEE: CAIR’s 25th Annual Gala

https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

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

 

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