CAIR-LA Registers Voters at the 2017 MAS Convention
Last week, CAIR-LA staff and volunteers registered voters at the 20th Annual MAS Convention at the Ontario Convention Center. “We collected over 400 pledges to vote in the 2018 elections and registered more than 60 people to vote. We are dedicated to increasing Muslim American voter turnout so that we as a community can leverage our civil rights for a brighter future,” said an email message.
Asmaa Ahmed, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, and MasihFouladi, Advocacy Manager, led a session entitled, “Empowering the Ummah: Changing the World Through Political Engagement,” where they spoke about the importance of advocacy and civic engagement and discussed CAIR-LA's Voter Registration Campaign.
Besides, Leadership Development Coordinator, Yusra Khafagi, presented a panel entitled, "The Best Servants of Allah," centered around youth activism. She discussed CAIR-LA's youth programs including, the Muslim Game Changers Network, the Muslim Youth Leadership Program, and the Bridging Communities Program.
Bridging Communities Inspires Youth: The purpose of Bridging Communities is to bring dedicated Muslim and Latino youth together through solidarity work. The program will equip participants with advocacy, social justice, leadership, and community organizing tools.