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Washington: Mosques Participate in Voter Registration Project

On Friday, July 30, a dozen mosques throughout Washington State will
deliver a sermon with a common theme: Muslims should participate in the
political process in the United States. Imams in Lynwood, Mountlake
Terrace, Olympia, Seattle, Sea Tac and University Place will discuss the
need for Muslims to vote and to take an active role in their communities.
Volunteers will be on hand at each of these locations to register eligible
people to vote.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Seattle (CAIR-Seattle) and
Hate Free Zone Washington have sponsored this coordinated effort to
encourage Muslims to vote in the upcoming elections. These two
organizations have undertaken a voter registration project with a goal of
registering 10,000 Muslim voters before the November 2nd election. So far,
the group has registered over 1,500 new voters.

CONTACT: Michaela Corning (CAIR), (206) 321-5769; Mubarak Elamin, 425-417-0138

Council on American-Islamic Relations
12351 Lake City Way NE, Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98125
Tel: (206) 465-0977
Fax: (206) 774-0436


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