(HOUSTON, TX, 7/13/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter (CAIR-Houston) is urging all eligible Muslim voters to participate in the primary runoff elections scheduled to take place tomorrow, July 14th. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged for those eligible.
CAIR-Houston encourages individuals who plan on voting in person to abide by the recommended precautions for preventing the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC. These include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
In the primary runoff, each party will select their candidates from the races that were unsettled during the March primary election. Some races will be depend upon where Houston voters live. Polling locations across Houston, Texas are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SEE: Voter Registration Status and Poll location
“The right to vote is fundamental especially during this time where there are critical seats that must be filled on a local, state and federal level. We encourage our community to vote tomorrow and to practice COVID-19 safety measures while casting their votes in person at the polls.” said CAIR-Houston President and Chair, John Floyd, Attorney.
NOTE: CAIR recently launched its new 2020 election and voter mobilization website: Muslims.Vote
GO TO: https://muslims.vote/
The website is part of CAIR’s annual non-partisan “Muslims Vote” campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political capacity and presence in the 2020 General Election. CAIR estimates there are well over 1 million registered American Muslim voters in the United States, with large communities residing in key swing states.
SEE: CAIR Launches New 2020 Muslims.Vote Election Website, Urges Muslims to Vote by Mail, Question Candidates on Community Issues
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org , 713.224.0101, CAIR-Houston Communications and Program Coordinator Ambreen Hernandez, email@example.com