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Election Advisory: CAIR Reminds Muslims in KY, MS, NY, NC, SC, VA to Vote Tomorrow

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/22/2020) – 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 Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to safely participate in the upcoming elections on June 23rd. Voting by mail where possible is strongly encouraged.

Presidential primary elections will be held in Kentucky and New York. State primary elections will be held in Kentucky, New York, and Virginia. State runoff elections will be held in Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR STATE’S PRIMARY ELECTION DATE, CLICK HERE.

https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/2020-state-primary-election-dates.aspx#Chronological

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOTING BY MAIL, CLICK HERE.

https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/state-action-on-covid-19-and-elections.aspx

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.

SEE: Interim guidance to prevent spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Tonight, June 22nd, CAIR will broadcast night-before-election automated call reminders to registered Muslim voter households in Kentucky and New York 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 has long been an advocate for expanding voting rights, tackling voter suppression, and maximizing Muslim voter turnout.

SEE: CAIR-Georgia Calls on Georgia Muslims to Counter State’s Voter Suppression Tactics By Voting Early 

SEE: CAIR Urges Maryland Attorney General to Investigate After Multiple Voters Report Problems, Unrecorded Ballots During Vote-By-Mail Primary Election 

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, 202-999-8292rmccaw@cair.com

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