USCMO News Briefs

2016 Elections and the 
One Million Voter Registration Drive

The election fever is gaining steam and the American Muslim community is in the eye of the storm! Thanks God, the American Muslim community is also responding to the challenge. This year and since the announcement of One America Campaign, the Mosques in America have organized more Interfaith Iftar programs in Ramadan than any other previous years. More and more Mosques and local Muslim groups are organizing voter registration events. Over 1.2 million views were clicked for a Muslim voter registration campaign video alone!

The One America Campaign was initiated by USCMO to enhance understanding of American Muslims and Islam in America as well as to engage the Muslim community in the political process and have a voice. The One Million Voters Registration Drive among the Muslim community and also working through other ethno-religious minority's groups has been one of the main features of the campaign. Two important days for the campaign are coming: the National Muslim Voter Registration Day on Eid ul Adha (September 11, 2016) and the National Open Mosque Day (October 23, 2016). Please plan for these two days. You will find more information on the campaign website: Free Posters, Postcards, Web Banners, Fliers and other campaign material are also available on the website to download and print locally.

Please do your part and register to vote, volunteer to register others to vote and help mobilize your community on voting days! And remember, share your local events news and photos with us by sending them to


Media Coverage of the One Million Voters Drive
NBC News 

How Trump Nod Could Cause Record Muslim-American Voter Turnout 

By Aliyah Frumin

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.

Now that Trump, whose anti-Muslim rhetoric has punctuated the campaign season, has secured the Republican presidential nomination, his candidacy could propel Muslim-Americans to head to the polls and vote against him. Read more


Muslim Organizations Trying to Register 1 Million New Voters
American Muslim organizations don't want Donald Trump anywhere near the White House. So they're asking one million Muslims to help. More than a million viewers have watched this video. Watch Video

Christian Science Monitor

US Muslim Leaders Call on More Muslims to Vote 
By Gretel Kauffman

A campaign that aims to register one million Muslim voters by November is in full swing, as organizers and volunteers canvass college campuses, bus stations, and gas stations in Muslim neighborhoods across the United States. The "One America" campaign, launched in December and spearheaded by the US Council of Muslim Organizations, is part of a broader effort among American Muslims to increase voter turnout for the 2016 presidential election. If successful, organizers say, the campaign could impact the outcome of the election and give Muslims a more prominent voice in American politics in the future. Read more

Campaign aims to register a million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

By Mana Rabiee

Donald Trump will cast a long shadow in September when Muslims across the U.S. gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, 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. The United States has only about 3.3 million Muslims, but campaign organizers say Muslim voters could have an outsize impact in swing states that are key to the November general election, such as Virginia and Florida. Read more
NY Times

Unsettling U.S. Political Climate Galvanizes Muslims to Vote

By Carol Pogash

In late December - after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., and the call by Donald J. Trump, now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" - the United States Council of Muslim Organizations, a national umbrella group, announced plans to register a million voters. "When your existence in society is in danger, you try to mobilize your community," said the organization's secretary general, Oussama Jammal. "You have to be part of the entire society." Read More
NY Times

Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote

By Alan Rappeport

American Muslims are watching in growing horror as Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz battle for the Republican presidential nomination, outdoing each other with provocative proposals that have included Muslim registries, immigration bans and fleets of police patrolling their neighborhoods. Read more
Desert News 

Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote

By Billy Hallowell

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. Consider that the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, an umbrella group of Islamic organizations, has announced a number of initiatives of late, including a voter registration drive called the "Million Voters Registration Drive." Read more
Upcoming Events
2nd National Summit of Muslim Leaders

2016 Elections and Beyond: Facing the Rise of Hate and Bigotry 
August 7, 2016
Due to the mounting challenges for the Muslim community in the face of frequent and alarming incidents of violence in the USA and abroad, as well as the negative backlash against our community, particularly the hate speech and bigotry we have witnessed during this election cycle the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) will be holding the 2nd National Summit of Muslims Leaders on Sunday, August 7th. The Summit will take place at Springhill Suites by Marriott Hotel, 22595 Shaw Road, Dulles, VA 20166 from 9 AM till 5 PM.  
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