Press Release #4 ( Aug 19, 2017)
AMA MEETS WITH REPRESENTATIVE ATHENA SALMAN AND CALLS ON ARIZONA MUSLIMS TO REGISTER TO VOTE ON EID-AL-ADHA
Amid the anti-Muslim rhetoric and recent violence, the Arizona Muslim Alliance (AMA), the unifying federation of Muslim organizations in Arizona met with Arizona House of Representatives Member Athena Salman of District 26 to discuss how to empower the Muslim Community by increasing Muslim voter turnout. Representative Salman stated “This community is needed in the civil discourse now, more than ever. It is with no doubt that registering to vote and voting is a top priority.” AMA is working in conjunction with CASE (Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy) a non-profit grassroots organization committed to achieving economic, social and immigrants’ justice in Arizona. AMA is calling on members of the Muslim community to register to vote on Eid-Al-Adha, September 1st at Mosques and community centers.
The Muslim American community historically has not been very politically engaged. Now Muslims, like other minority communities are being marginalized and the best method to combat this is to exercise their right to vote. CASE will be conducting a workshop to train volunteers on how to register Muslim community members to vote. The training session will be held on
Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30p.m. at CASE located 2401 N. Central Avenue, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ. 85004. CASE volunteers and Representative Salman will be conducting the training session. Each mosque and Muslim organization should encourage members to attend. The AMA’s vision is to be the unify federation of Muslim organizations in Arizona, the leading advocate of the diverse Muslim community, and a catalyst for enriching society at large. There are about 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States, representing roughly one percent of the U.S population, according to Pew Research. About 1.5 million Muslims are eligible to vote, with relatively large communities in several key battleground states.
Questions about workshop:
Contact CASE: (602) 251-0618
More Information about AMA, Contact:
Susan Bassal (423) 957-9317
Kristy Sabbah (602) 716-1214
Imam Ahmad Shqeirat (480) 495-4998