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Election Advisory: CAIR Reminds Muslims in Delaware and New Jersey to Vote Tomorrow

  • Muslim Group to Broadcast Night Before Election Reminder Calls in DE and NJ

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/6/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all eligible Muslim voters in the states of Delaware and New Jersey to safely participate in their respective primaries scheduled to take place tomorrow. Voting by mail where possible is strongly encouraged.

The election in Delaware is a presidential primary and the election in New Jersey is a state primary and presidential primary.

For more information about voting by mail visit CAIR’s new 2020 election website Muslims.Vote and read CAIR’s 50 state guide on voting by mailwhich provides information on what to do for the November 3rd General Election.

The guide contains a lists upcoming election dates, whether an excuse is needed to vote absentee and deadlines for requesting and submitting absentee ballots.

Tonight, July 6, CAIR will broadcast night-before-election automated call reminders to registered Muslim voter households in Delaware and New Jersey to get out the vote.

The calls are part of CAIR’s 2020 General Election “Muslims Vote Campaign” to increase Muslim voter turnout nationwide.

CAIR will continue to broadcast night-before-election automated call reminders before each state’s primary or caucus election, targeting more than 147,000 Muslim households representing some 605,135 registered American Muslim voters. CAIR estimates there are more than one million registered American Muslim voters in the United States with large communities residing in key swing states.

CAIR encourages individuals who plan on voting in person to abide by the recommended precautions for preventing the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC. These include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

If you believe your voting rights have been violated, please contact CAIR at (202) 488-8787 or civilrights@cair.com.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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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