Muslim American Voters
to Hold Election Celebration on December 9
Muslim American voters are
holding ‘2006 Election Celebration’ on Saturday,
December 9, 2006 at 5:00PM at the Chandni Restaurant, 5748
Mowry School Road (Balentine Plaza), Newark, (510) 668-1051.
The invited guests would include Bay Area elected officials
and Muslim community members.
The event sponsors include: American Muslims Helping the
Community, American Muslim Voice (AMV, • Council on
American Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), • Indian Muslim
Relief & Charities (IMRC), and North American Islamic
Shelter for Abused (NISA) •
An email message received
by Pakistan Link from the United Muslims of America in this
regard states: The results of this year's midterm elections
have undoubtedly proven that change can occur with the POWER
of a VOTE. As citizens of this country, we have this power.
This year Muslim communities throughout the United States
have shown interest and have started to become involved
at grassroots level, which is most encouraging.
In his article, “The New Power of Muslim Vote,”
Terry Walz of the CNI Foundation wrote, “A new analysis
of voting patterns in Virginia, where Republican incumbent
George Allen narrowly lost to Democratic newcomer Jim Webb,
reveals that the Muslim vote may have significantly contributed
to the winning margin.” Part of the success of bringing
more Muslims to the polls can be attributed to the hard
work of the Muslim American Society (MAS), who registered
42,000 new voters across the country.
Minnesota elected the first Muslim representative, Keith
Ellison, to the US Congress. Republican Saghir Tahir was
elected to New Hampshire State Assembly for the third time.
Saqib Ali was l voted to the House of Delegates in Maryland,
District 39. The Muslim community in the Bay Area was very
actively involved in supporting Jerry McNerney, who was
the winner against John Pombo. According to Pete McClosky,
Muslim support and the Muslim VOTE were very important in
this victory. In Fremont, the Muslim community supported
winners Bill Harrison and Anu Natarajan for City Council
and Lara York for the Fremont School District.
Capturing this moment of confidence, the citizens of the
Bay Area along with Muslim organizations are inviting the
newly elected and re-elected officials from local, state
and federal offices to a celebration party on Saturday,
Dec. 9, 2006 at 5:00 pm at Chandni Restaurant. At this event,
new and existing officials will be introduced to Muslim
community members, providing them an opportunity to socialize
and build relationships.
The main purpose of this event is to motivate the Muslim
community to action and to show the strength of the Muslim
American VOTERS, not just Muslims. The "V" word
has the power and the politicians listen to it diligently.
We appeal to you to please come and join us. Bring your
friends and families so that we can make a sizable impression.
Numbers always speak and politicians always count on VOTES.
We look forward to seeing you on December 9th, the message