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CAIR to Release Results of Muslim Voter Survey on Presidential Election, Key Issues

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/11/16) – On Thursday, October 13, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to release the results of a nationwide survey of Muslim voters on the upcoming presidential election and on issues of concern to the Muslim community.

The independent live telephone survey of more than 800 Muslim voters was conducted after the first presidential debate (9/7 to 10/5) and looks at how many Muslims plan to turn out at the polls, who they plan to vote for in the presidential election and what issues they believe are important in determining who to vote for. CAIR’s survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

WHAT: Release of CAIR Muslim Voter Survey

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 11 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Office, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.

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

“Islam and Muslims have become central issues in the presidential election,†said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “This important survey shows who American Muslim say they will vote for on November 8th and what they think of the terror group ISIS.â€

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CAIR’s survey is just one part of an ongoing effort by the Washington-based civil rights organization to mobilize American Muslim voters.

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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.

Muslim community members are urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: www.cair.com/report

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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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