“Political Activism for Muslims is no longer an option; it is an obligation.”
We, the Muslims, must get out of our cocoons and embrace the fact that we are Americans, and as such have a grave civic responsibility to shape our government to deal with the internal working of our country, and more importantly our role as the leader of the world.
Let us accept the fact that currently, we, as a group, are a political liability. Changing this will require a grassroot efforts, a “Get Out and Vote” campaign. Call me a dreamer; I believe that the day is not too far when major broadcast and cable media will recognize us Muslims as a statistical body. How we voted and how our votes indeed were the tipping factor in any of the elections will be the medium of the political pundits discussions. It is only then, that we will have voices to shape our domestic and foreign policies.
The upcoming US Special Senate Elections on December 12, provides the challenge and opportunity to make a difference. The first and the foremost thing to do is to make sure that you are registered to vote and know your polling station. Inshaa Allah, CAIR-AL is committed to help with voter registration at all of our three Masajid every Friday in November. Here are the important resources you may need to fulfill our civic duty.
Anyone who turns 18 by December 12, 2017 can register to vote.
Election Date: December 12, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline: November 27, 2017
Democrat: Doug Jones, Former US attorney
Republican: Roy Moore, Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice
Download the PDF form here. Sister Sakeena can you create a hyperlink to the PDF form