Civil rights group will also conduct exit poll of Muslim voters
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/30/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plans to mobilize Muslim voters this weekend through a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) call campaign directed at 145,000 households in states with high concentrations of American Muslims.
The calls will urge Muslim voters to go to the polls on November 4 and will be recorded by regional Muslim leaders in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Virginia.
CAIR also plans to conduct post-election exit poll on the evening of Wednesday, November 5, asking Muslim voters if they voted and who they voted for in key statewide elections.
In aÂ recent survey of Muslim voters, CAIR found that 69 percent of registered Muslim voters plan to voter in the midterm election and that more than half will support the Democratic Party. Domestic issues like the economy and health care continue to top the Muslim voters' list of priority concerns in this election.
“Across the nation, American Muslims have emerged as a significant voting blocs able to change the outcome of hard fought and tight races,” said CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw. “It is the Muslim community's job to vote for the candidates that, regardless of political party, best reflect their views.”
CAIR Get Out The Vote Muslim Community Reminder:
- Go to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, and vote for the candidates of your choice. Find your polling place.
- Remind and encourage your friends and family members to vote.
- Use social media to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls.
- Offer to help friends, co-workers and family members get to the polls.
- Community leaders should use their communications networks to encourage congregations to vote.
- Convince one person who did not plan to vote to go to the polls.
For more information on CAIR's GOTV campaign, contact CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw at 202-742-6448 orÂ email@example.com.
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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, email@example.com