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Election Advisory: CAIR Urges Muslims in AZ, KS, MI, MO, WA to Vote in Tomorrow’s State Primary Races

  • CAIR notes Tennessee will hold a state primary on Thursday, August 6 
  • Hawaii will also hold a state primary on Saturday, August 8 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is urging Muslim voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington to safely participate in their state’s primaries scheduled to take place tomorrow, August 4. Voting by mail where possible is strongly encouraged.  

CAIR is also encouraging Muslim voters in Tennessee and Hawaii to participate in their state’s respective state primaries taking place on Thursday, August 6 and Saturday, August 8. 

“With more than one million Muslims registered to vote nationwide, CAIR is encouraging Muslims to get out the vote in state primary races taking place this week and ensure the candidates that best reflect our community’s concerns end up on the November ballot,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw.    


CAIR is asking 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.

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 list of upcoming election dates, whether an excuse is needed to vote absentee and deadlines for requesting and submitting absentee ballots. 

This election advisory is part of CAIR’s 2020 General Election “Muslims Vote Campaign” to increase Muslim voter turnout nationwide. 

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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