(10/13/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) joined FM 89.3 for a radio interview about Georgia Muslims and their role in the Nov. 8 election.
During the interview, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell highlighted results of CAIR's 2016 American Muslim Voter Survey, which showed that 86% of respondents plan to vote this fall.
In voting at such a high rate, Mitchell said, American Muslims can increase their political clout and advance issues of importance, including civil rights, education, and jobs.
"Every four years, candidates and activists insist that this latest election is the most important on of our lifetimes," Mitchell said.
"Although that claim cannot always be true, the 2016 election could indeed have a significant impact on various issues, from the Supreme Court and foreign policy to state and local issues."
Mitchell encouraged listeners to turnout and vote, no matter their political persuasion or candidate of choice.