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Community Alert: CAIR, USCMO Call on Muslims to Register to Vote on End-of-Hajj Holiday

oneamerica(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/8/16) – The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with the U.S. Council of Muslim Organization’s (USCMO) One America Campaign for the 2016 General Election, is calling on all American mosques and Islamic centers to help register Muslims to vote and to distribute information about the voting process during the holiday – or “Eid†– marking the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), which begins Monday, September 12.

On Monday, American Muslims will hold communal prayers and celebrations at locations around the country. The prayers and the holiday that follows are called Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha), or “festival of the sacrifice.”

SEE: USCMO – One America Campaign
  

USCMO – One America Campaign: How to Organize a Voter Registration Booth

“With American Mosque attendance being at one of its peaks just weeks before the national election, CAIR and the USCMO are urging American Muslim community leaders and activists to take advantage of Eid to register as many voters as possible,†said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert McCaw.

SEE: The real swing vote in presidential election? It could be Muslim American voters. (Washington Post)

CAIR and USCMO are also encouraging Muslim communities to partner with the One America Campaign in support of National Voter Registration Day on September 27.

SEE: USCMO – One America Campaign: About National Voter Registration Day

 

In order to better promote voter registration activities within the Muslim community, the USCMO One America Campaign has produced Voter Registration Kiosks that cost $250 for use at public events such as Eid ul-Adha.

SEE: Image of Voter Registration Kiosk

Once America Campaign Materials

The USCMO’s One America Campaign seeks to organize and mobilize the Muslim community to help register voters for the upcoming national election.

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is the largest coalition of national and regional Muslim organizations in the United States.

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.

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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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