(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – 10/18/16) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today released a 2016 Muslim Voter Guide that provides information about the upcoming November election in Oklahoma.
The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide includes information about all of the State Questions on the ballot, how to simplify the voting process, frequently asked questions about voting, and a sample ballot.
“The CAIR-OK voter guide was created with the Oklahoma Muslim in mind but contains information aimed at making this election accessible to all,” said Anna Facci, CAIR-OK’s Events and Operations Coordinator. “There is much more than the presidential election on the ballot this November and participation in state and local elections has a significant impact on the future of our state and local communities.”
DOWNLOAD: 2016 CAIR Oklahoma Voter Guide
The guide also includes CAIR-OK’s recommendations for the state’s seven State Questions, including a letter from CAIR-OK’s Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure about the dangers of State Question 790.
“This year, there are several very important and very concerning matters addressed in State Questions, including SQ 790, which dangerously weakens the separation between church and state that is an enshrined part of our legal history,” said Laizure. “It’s crucial for our reader to be informed of the down-ballot issues so that they can vote for the future of their communities.”
Hard copies of the 2016 Muslim Voter Guide will be distributed at mosques statewide and are available at the CAIR-OK office in Oklahoma City.
The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide is part of a continuing initiative of CAIR-OK to educate, engage, and empower Oklahoma Muslims in the 2016 election cycle.
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, 405-286-6009 ex. 3, email@example.com; CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877,firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, email@example.com