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Community Alert: Three Things You Need to Know for Tomorrow

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/2/20) — Tomorrow is the November 3rd General Election, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging all American Muslims to turn out to vote if they have not already done so, and is also working hard to protect and empower Muslim voters with three critical Election Day resources

  1. CAIR Voter Complaint Form: To report anti-Muslim voter discrimination, intimidation and discrimination. Complaint form submissions are being monitored through Election Day and after by a team of CAIR civil rights attorneys who will immediately respond to complaints. 
  2. Voter Rights GuideTo inform Muslim voters about their most basic rights and protections that they generally receive in many states. CAIR’s online guide also includes links to Election Day resources and information on available translation services, assistance that may be needed in the voter booth and assistance for those with disabilities.  
  3. CAIR Presidential Voter Guide and Congressional ScorecardTo educate Muslim voters about the policy differences between all major and third-party presidential candidates and the voting performance of many representatives from the U.S. Congress who are up for re-election in 2020.  

Today and tomorrow, CAIR will offer “Live Election Coverage: Muslims Vote 2020” to provide updates from CAIR chapters across the country on Muslim voter turnout and in-depth coverage of issues important to the Muslim community. The program is scheduled to broadcast live online on Monday, November 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. (ET), and on Tuesday, November 3 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In case you missed CAIR’s Saturday training on “How to Handle Voter Intimidation at the Polls,” the video is now available online.    

Other CAIR Muslim Voter Mobilization Initiatives:

  • Voter Information: For more Muslim voter resources about whether or not your state has same-day voter registration, where to find you polling station and what to bring to the polls, visit CAIR’s election website: Muslims.Vote
  • Get-Out-the-Vote Robocall: Tonight, CAIR will complete its more than-150,000 automated calls to registered Muslim voting households encouraging them to get out the vote. More than 20 CAIR chapters nationwide are also contacting tens of thousands of Muslim voters across the nation urging them to vote on Election Day. 
  • Exit Poll of Muslim Voters: Tomorrow night, CAIR is conducting a national exit poll of Muslim voters to determine which presidential candidates our community voted for. If you get this important call – please pick up the phone for our quick 1-minute voter poll. The results will be published on the morning of November 4th.  

CAIR is proud to offer these Election Day resources to the American Muslim community and ensure that the rights of Muslim voters are being protected and respected.  

These resources are expensive to produce and are offered free of charge to the community. Please consider making a donation to CAIR to help support our campaign to empower America’s one million Muslim voters on election day – and continue to protect our community’s civil rights every day after that. 

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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com  

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