(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – 10/12/16) – On Thursday, October 13, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma (ACLU OK) will host “Preserving Religious Liberty: Forum on State Question 790” at the Mercy Mission Building in Oklahoma City, OK. The evening program is open to the public and will focus on voter engagement.

WHAT: Preserving Religious Liberty: Forum on State Question 790
WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Mercy Mission Building, 3840 N St. Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Government Affairs Coordinator Anna Facci, 918-269-7924
EVENT LISTING: https://www.facebook.com/events/305725003127513/

This community forum is part of a continuing initiative of CAIR-OK to educate, engage, and empower Oklahoma Muslims in the 2016 election cycle. The program will focus on education on the 2016 State Questions and will include a panel and directed conversation on State Question 790. Panelists include: ACLU of Oklahoma’s Allie Shinn, CAIR Oklahoma’s Adam Soltani, and the former Executive Director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists Bruce Prescott.

“We want to connect with folks who are first time voters as well as folks who have been voting consistently,” said Anna Facci, CAIR-OK’s Events and Operations Coordinator. “This event is about reminding people that there’s much more than just the presidential election on the ballot and that participation in state and local elections is the easiest way to have a direct impact on the future of the community.”

CAIR-OK will also be releasing the CAIR-OK 2016 Voter Guide. The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide includes a letter from CAIR-OK staff encouraging community members to vote against SQ 790; information about all of the State Questions on the ballot, including CAIR-OK’s voting recommendations; how to simplify the voting process; frequently asked questions about voting; and a sample ballot.

SEE: CAIR-OK 2016 Voter Guide

This community forum and voter guide are part of a continuing initiative of CAIR-OK to educate, engage, and empower Oklahoma Muslims in the 2016 election cycle. In addition to the voter guide and forum, CAIR-OK is participating in the #CAIR2Vote campaign

SEE: MuslimsVote Oklahoma Page

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 Oklahoma Operations and Events Coordinator Anna Facci, 918-269-7924, afacci@cair.com, CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com