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Get Out the Muslim Vote’ Centers to Open in Ohio

 

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/20/2004) – The Ohio office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today announced the opening of “Get
Out the Muslim Vote” election centers in Columbus, Cleveland and
Cincinnati. The centers will use phone banks staffed by volunteers to urge
eligible Muslim voters to go to the polls on November 2.

CAIR’s election center in Columbus will also provide information about
voter registration, polling station locations and absentee ballots. Prior
to the election, CAIR-Ohio plans to issue a voter guide detailing the
candidates’ stances on issues of importance to the Muslims.

“Ohio is a crucial battleground state in this election and every additional
Muslim voter at the polls helps strengthen the Islamic community’s voice in
the political process,” said CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan. He
said top Muslims concerns in this election include stemming the post-9/11
erosion of civil liberties and promoting a productive American foreign
policy toward the Islamic world.

CAIR-Ohio will be calling Muslim voters from its regional offices on the
following dates:

Columbus (4700 Reed Road, Suite B)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cleveland (2999 Payne Ave., Suite 201)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cincinnati (2938 Vernon Place)
Tuesday, October 26 thru Friday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Anyone wishing to volunteer for a shift on a CAIR-Ohio phone bank may call
614-451-3232 or e-mail csaylor@cair-net.org.}

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 29 regional offices and chapters nationwide and
in Canada.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan, 614-451-3232 or 614-571-2770, E-mail: jad@cair-ohio.com;
CAIR-Ohio President, Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-mail: ahmad@cair-ohio.com;
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726,E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org

 

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