Alhamdulillah, the CAIR-California team recently published our 2018 Voter Guide. This biennial publication is one of our largest undertakings and compiles three unique resources to assist you as you prepare to vote in the November 6, 2018, election:

  • Congressional scorecard
  • State scorecard
  • Statewide proposition guide

The scorecards reflect the voting performance of our:

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

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

The guide also includes CAIR-CA’s recommendations on the state’s 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 the CAIR-SFBA office and events as well as at local masajid. You can also download a copy from our website by clicking here.

There are also numerous city and county ballot measures that you will have an opportunity to weigh in on. We have made recommendations on a few key measures in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties. Please review our local measures guide if you live in one of these counties.

Both guides are part of our 2018 voter empowerment and mobilization efforts, which have included voter registration and education events and candidates’ forums.

Your generous contributions make this work possible. We hope you will share the voter guides, join us at our election events this month, and plan to attend our 24th Annual Banquet on Saturday, October 27.

It is our biggest event 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,

Sameena Usman
Government Relations Coordinator

P.S. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, or have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you have until Monday, October 22 to register to vote. You can complete the entire process online here.