As-salamu alaykum:

This morning, Oct. 8, the CAIR-California team published our 2018 Voter Guide.


This biennial publication is one of our largest undertakings to date and compiles three unique resources to assist you as you prepare to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018, election:

  • Congressional scorecard
  • State scorecard
  • Statewide proposition guide

The scorecards reflect the voting performance of our state’s:

  • California members of U.S. Congress
  • State Legislature

The votes of each legislator have been rated positive or negative depending on how closely their votes on relevant legislation corresponded with civil rights and social justice priorities identified by CAIR-CA.

The guide also includes CAIR-CA’s recommendations on the state’s 11 ballot propositions. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, CAIR-CA cannot campaign for or against specific candidates, but is able to endorse ballot measures.

Hard copies of the guide will be available at CAIR offices and events as well as at local masjids. You can also download a copy from our website here.

This guide is part of our 2018 voter empowerment and mobilization efforts, which have included voter registration and education events along with candidates’ forums.

Your generous contributions made this voter guide possible. We hope you will share the voter guide, join us at our election events this month, and plan to attend our Annual Banquets in Sacramento and Fresno in November and December. The banquets are our biggest events of the year and we will use the opportunity to reflect on the challenges we face, celebrate our accomplishments and lay the foundation for our civic engagement work to continue past Election Day.

Thank you so much for your support!


Basim Elkarra
CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California executive director