AMT Launches Voter Registration Campaign on Eid

 

Washington , DC : The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of major Muslim American organizations, has launched a voter registration campaign commencing  on Eid and continuing till the Nov2. 

AMT is an umbrella organization that includes American Muslim Alliance (AMA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society-Freedom Foundation (MAS-FF), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N), Muslim Ummah of North America ( MUNA), National Association of Imams (NAIF) and United Muslims of America (UMA). Its observer organizations include American Muslims for Civic Engagement (AMCE), Islamic Educational Council of Orange County (IECOC), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

Effective voting is a key component of AMT's strategy to combat rapidly growing Islamophobia in the United States. The AMT had spearheaded the highest Muslim voter turnout in 2008.

In its November 07, 2008, the Newsweek had reported that in terms of the percentage of the eligible voters, the Muslim voter turnout in 2008 was the highest in the history of the Unites States:  "The American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections released a poll today of over 600 Muslims from more than 10 states, including Florida and Pennsylvania, and it revealed that .... 95 percent of Muslims polled cast a ballot in this year's presidential election - the highest turnout in a US election ever-and 14 percent of those were first-time voters."

 

The AMT is urging every Muslim activist, every mosque, and every Muslim organization to help register additional Muslim voters and ensure yet another historic turnout on Nov 2, 2010.   

  ALABAMA

Sat. Oct 23

ALASKA

Sun. Oct 3

ARIZONA

Mon. Oct 4

ARKANSAS

Sun. Oct 3

CALIFORNIA

Mon. Oct 18

COLORADO

Mon. Oct 4

CONNECTICUT

Mon. Nov 1

DELAWARE

Wed. Oct 13

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Sun. Oct 3

FLORIDA

Mon. Oct 4

GEORGIA

Mon. Oct 4

HAWAII

Sun. Oct 3

IDAHO

Fri. Oct 8

ILLINOIS

Tues. Oct 5

INDIANA

Mon. Oct 4

IOWA

Sat. Oct 23

KANSAS

Mon. Oct 18

KENTUCKY

Mon. Oct 4

LOUISIANA

Sun. Oct 3

MAINE

On election day or prior to

MARYLAND

Tues. Oct 12 by 9pm

MASSACHUSETTS

Wed. Oct 13

MICHIGAN

Sun. Oct 3

MINNESOTA

On election day or prior to

MISSISSIPPI

Sun. Oct 3

MISSOURI

Wed. Oct 6 by 5pm

MONTANA

Sun, Oct 3

NEBRASKA

Fri. Oct 15 (mail in) or Fri. Oct 22 (in person)

NEVADA

Sat. Oct 2 by 9pm

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sat. Oct 23 (mail in) or on election day (in person)

NEW JERSEY

Tues. Oct 12

NEW MEXICO

Tues. Oct 5

NEW YORK

Fri. Oct 8

NORTH CAROLINA

Fri. Oct 8

NORTH DAKOTA

Sun. Oct 3

OHIO

Sun. Oct 3

OKLAHOMA

Fri. Oct 8

OREGON

Tues. Oct 12

PENNSYLVANIA

Sun. Oct 3

RHODE ISLAND

Sun. Oct 3

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sun. Oct 3

SOUTH DAKOTA

Mon. Oct 18

TENNESSEE

Sun. Oct 3

TEXAS

Sun. Oct 3 (mail in) or Fri. Oct 15 or Mon. Oct 18 (in person)

UTAH

Wed. Aug 18 by 5 pm

VERMONT

Wed. Oct 27 by 5pm

VIRGINIA

Mon. Oct 4

WASHINGTON

Sun. Oct 3

WEST VIRGINIA

Tues. Oct 12

WISCONSIN

Wed. Aug 25

WYOMING

In person on election day

 

For More Information Visit: www.AmericanMuslimtaskforce.org

 

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Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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