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Cincinnati Muslims to Meet with Candidates


On Friday, October 1, the Cincinnati office of
the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati), Muslim
American Society (MAS), Muslim Student Association (MSA)-Xavier University,
and the Muslim Education and Cultural Institute (MECI)-University of
Cincinnati, will host an “Election 2004 Town Hall Meeting” with local and
state political candidates.

WHAT: Election 2004 Town Hall Meeting
WHERE: Kelly Auditorium, Alter Hall, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
WHEN: Friday, October 1, 2004, 7 – 9 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Cincinnati Office Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200,

At the town hall meeting, political candidates will address issues of
concern to American Muslims, and Muslim leaders will encourage increased
political participation by members of the Islamic community. The event is
free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a place at
the town hall meeting, contact: CAIR-Ohio Cincinnati office, 513-281-8200,

“We are very pleased with the Muslim community’s response to our voter
registration drives and other political empowerment efforts,” said
CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Committee President Brent Meyer. “That response
indicates an increased awareness among American Muslims that participation
in the electoral process is a necessity, not just an option.” (As a
non-profit group, CAIR does not endorse candidates, but does encourage
political participation.)

Ohio is home to an estimated 150,000 Muslims.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 29 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail:;
CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Committee President Brent Meyer, 513-276-1600


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