CAIR-Houston urges American Muslim voters to take advantage of the upcoming August recess — during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents — by requesting meetings to advocate on state and national issues of importance that include: opposing the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban” executive orders; rejecting religious profiling and questioning at the border; opposing limits on free speech and boycotts; and, recognizing the accomplishments of U.S. Muslims.
Each year, Congress recesses for the month of August. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to begin their summer break on July 28, while the Senate has at least delayed its recess until August 11 to further consider health care reform.
The August recess is a great opportunity to meet with your members of Congress, face-to-face, in your own political backyard. CAIR’s Civic Participation Handbook has concise and easy-to-follow instructions to guide individuals through the process.
SEE: CAIR Civic Participation Handbook
You can find the name and local contact info for your U.S. Congressman here: Find Your Representative.
We encourage you to print out downloadable copies of legislative fact sheets CAIR has prepared for distribution to members of Congress and their staff at town halls and to leave behind during one-on-one meetings. CAIR “leave behind” documents prepared for the August recess include:
Community leaders are also encouraged to hold candidate forums for those running for public office at which Muslim voters may ask questions of those seeking public office.