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How to mobilize 1 million American Muslim voters in 2020

As-salāmu ʿalaykum (Greetings of Peace).

At the end of 2019, I told you that the build-up to the 2020 General Election will be pivotal for both the history of our nation and the American Muslim community. We knew then that there is a lot at stake this year, not just for Muslims, but all people across our nation.

[IMPORTANT: Read CAIR’s Strategic Election Plan below and then donate to support the mobilization of one million Muslim voters this election year.]


READ CAIR’s Strategic Election Plan

Results of #MuslimsVote Super Tuesday Election Exit Poll and Survey

As we have already seen, this election season continues to fuel a dramatic rise in anti-Muslim and ant-immigrant hate. We believe it will rise even higher closer to election day.

The only way to stop this rising tide of hate is for us to unite and work collectively.

As Muslims, we know our campaign is not for a more liberal or conservative country, but for a more just country.

We are the most diverse community in this nation, and we are fighting for freedom, racial and religious equality, immigration reform, improving healthcare, enhancing education, and protecting the environment.

With more than one million registered Muslim voters in the U.S. – including large communities in swing states – we are well positioned to become a deciding factor in 2020.

As the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, CAIR is working tirelessly to register and mobilize Muslim voters. We are doing this under CAIR’s nationwide one million Muslim votes (#MuslimsVote) campaign, which is based on six goals:

1) Increase Muslim voter registration and turnout by 20 percent in 2020;

2) Encourage and train 200 Muslims to run for office, and track their progress;

3) Nationally distribute presidential voter guides and congressional scorecards;

4) Survey and report on American Muslim views and attitudes about the election;

5) Work with other Muslim organizations to promote a unified “Muslim Policy Platform;” and,

6) Confront Islamophobia through documentation, reporting and pushing back.

With your help, we can succeed by investing in much needed resources in these efforts.

How Muslim voters respond to these electoral opportunities and challenges will be determined by the support of loyal supporters like you who can help us complete transformational projects.

Despite the darkness we often face, the reality is that our community will move forward as it has over the past 25 years with CAIR continually planting the seeds of empowerment through its service to American Muslims and the Constitution, inshallah. We need your support to make this happen.

There are many organizations that deserve your support, but there is no organization like CAIR for Muslims in America.

Go to right now and donate generously. All donations to CAIR are fully tax-deductible/zakat-eligible (Tax ID# 77-0646756) and are eligible for employer matching programs.

Thank you for your support.

May God bless you and your family.


Nihad Awad

CAIR National Executive Director

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