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CAIR Urges South Carolina Muslim Voters to Turn Out for Saturday’s State Democratic Primary (Feb. 29) #MuslimsVote

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/28/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Muslims in South Carolina to turn out and vote in their state’s open Democratic primary taking place on Saturday, Feb. 29.

As part of CAIR’s 2020 General Election “Muslims Vote Campaign,” CAIR is encouraging Muslim voters in South Carolina to actively participate in the statewide election and related events throughout the day and make their voices heard.

“Muslims in South Carolina have the chance to play an important role in deciding who will go on to be the final Democratic Party presidential candidate in November,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “Because South Carolina’s Democratic Party primary is an open primary, any registered voter — regardless of party affiliation — can and should turn out to vote.”   

McCaw noted CAIR is urging community members to read its “Sample Questions for Candidates and Government Officials” toolkit and bring the guidance with them political town halls and  events to question candidates and their representatives about some of the American Muslim community’s most pressing civil rights and social justice issues. 

If during the primary you believe your voting rights have been violated, please contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations at (202) 488-8787 or civilrights@cair.com.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.

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

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