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"We believe we’ve exceeded the one million mark"
More than a Million first time Muslims voters to vote tomorrow

By Masood Farivar, Voice of America
 
More than one million American Muslims have registered to vote in the November 8 U.S. elections, a record number that puts the community in a position to tip the race in states where they live in large numbers as polls show a tightening contest, Muslim advocates said on Wednesday.

USCMO said its yearlong “One Million Voters” campaign had surpassed its target, more than doubling the number of registered Muslim voters in America since the 2012 presidential election.





USCMO’s Voter Registration Drive Tops the One Million Voters Mark for 2016 Election
 
USCMO, the largest coalition of national, regional, and local Muslim organizations, is proud to announce today that the response to the One Million Voters Drive it proclaimed in December 2015 and Get out The Vote campaign across the nation has been overwhelmingly successful.

Donald Trump’s Remarks Spur Father of Slain Muslim Soldier Deeper Into Election Campaign
By BETH REINHARD, Wall Street Journal
 
Clinton backer Khzir Khan leads effort to get out the Muslim vote and bridge rift caused by GOP candidate’s views on immigrants from Islamic nations

How Many Muslims Will Vote In US Presidential Election?
Donald Trump Could Be Derailed By Record Turnout
By Jason Le Miere, International Business Times

Muslims make up just one percent of the United States population but they could yet have a significant impact on the outcome of November’s presidential election.

Muslim leaders move to boost voters in their community
By BETH REINHARD, Wall Street Journal

Corey Stewart had visited the Dar Al-Noor mosque many times as chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, but never as the leader of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Virginia.

ICNA Chicago Conducts Voter Registration Drive
The ICNA Chicago team conducted a voter registration drive under the USCMO’s One America Campaign during the three day Eid Fest held in Villa Park, Illinois.

Trump nod could cause record Muslim voter turnout
by Aliyah Frumin, NBC News
 
Donald Trump will cast a long shadow in September when Muslims across the U.S. gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, known as the Feast of Sacrifice.

Vote for America- Muslim leaders call communities to join election process
By Mir Masum Ali
 
A young mother strolled in with her two and half year-old kid. After filling out the sign-up sheet, she showed up straight to the table of voter registration and picked up flyers and badges imprinted with ‘Join the Million’ without any effort.

Campaign aims to register a million U.S. Muslims voters in anti-Trump move
By Mana Rabiee | Reuters
 
U.S. Muslim leaders hope to register a million voters from within their community to help combat what they say is the anti-Muslim stance of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Trump sparks activists’ quest to register Million Muslims to vote
By Billy Hallowell, Deseret News

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking to increase their electoral influence.

US Muslim leaders call on more Muslims to vote
By Gretel Kauffman, Christian Science Monitor
The ‘One America’ campaign aims to register one million Muslim voters in time for the presidential general election. Leaders say 300,000 new voters have registered since 2012, many in response to Donald Trump.

Islamophobia spurring US Muslims in political process
Anadolu Agency
‘This year we are more active, because you have people like Trump who are talking negative about everybody,’ says head of advocacy group

Muslims to Vote and Thwart Trump’s Campaign
by Elisa Meyer, World Religion News
 
Only 1% of the total U.S. population constitutes Muslims. However, it has not discouraged the civil rights groups, and organizations like the CAIR, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, and ICNA in their effort to register as many Muslim voters as possible.





ICNA Dallas wants to set the record straight on Islam
By Deborah Fleck, Dallas Morning News

ICNA Dallas recently launched an outreach campaign to convey the true message of Islam in response to the 2016 presidential election campaign.


ICNA Dallas to Counter Racism Amid Elections
ICNA has launched an outreach campaign around DFW area to convey the message of Islam in response to the presidential election campaign’s speeches and debates, which have fueled hate and intolerance, particularly racism among the people of United States.


Muslim Group: Relationship with Latinos ‘Stronger Than Ever’ in Light of Orlando Shooting
by Edwin Mora
 
The Orlando massacre at the hands of Omar Mateen will not cause a rift between the Latino and Muslim communities, even though the overwhelming majority of the victims were Latinos, an Islamic organization says.


 
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