(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/11/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Muslim voters in Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin to safely participate in their state’s primaries scheduled to take place today, August 11. Voting by mail where possible is strongly encouraged.
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.
“American Muslims are well positioned to be the deciding factor in today’s series of multi-state primary elections – all the Muslim community needs to do get out the vote – and the candidates that best address their concerns will be on the November ballot,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw.
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 mail, which also provides information on 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.
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.