CAIR California Launches Statewide Voter Engagement Campaign

New Website Includes Voter Registration Tools, Forthcoming Legislative Scorecard

(ANAHEIM, CA, 9/20/2016) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today launched a statewide #CAIR2Vote Muslim voter engagement campaign – at www.muslims.vote/ca – to promote civic engagement, voter registration, and voter education programs.

This campaign aims to help voters navigate the ballot this upcoming election with voter guides, articles, special reports, and other tools. In the coming weeks, CAIR-CA will also publish the voting records of the California legislators on issues relating to Islamophobia, voting rights, and freedom of speech.

CAIR-CA's civic engagement efforts include hosting several Candidates' Forums where constituents get the chance to meet with elected officials and candidates running for local office, and dozens of voter registration drives across California since the Primary elections.

SEE: Greater LA Area Effort to Encourage American-Muslims to Vote

"At a time when irresponsible politicians defame Islam and call for measures to marginalize American Muslims, it is crucial for the Muslim American voice to be heard,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.

“With 500,000 Muslims in the Greater Los Angeles area, we have the power to make a difference. This change can start with the upcoming elections. We created the #CAIR2Vote campaign to help facilitate that process so we can keep the community well-informed and civically engaged.”

"Visitors to www.Muslims.Vote can to register to vote, update their voter registration status, and view CAIR-California's state legislative scorecards. You can also text "CAIR2VOTE" at 714-248-0999 to receive your voter guide, reminders and deadlines for the election. Individuals are also encouraged to join the campaign on social media by using the hashtag #CAIR2Vote.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad (714) 851-4851 oahmad@cair.com.