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NJ Muslim Delegation Meets Congressman Leonard Lance
This is election season and as Muslims we cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. We have a civic obligation to vote. Your vote can make a difference. Remember just because you may not take an interest in politics, it doesn't mean that politics won't take an interest in you. You can choose who gets to the White House.
The deadline to register to vote in the 2016 election in New Jersey was October 18.
Click on the New Jersey Muslim Voters Project (NJMVP) below to see if you are registered. If you are registered, be sure to exercise your right on election day!
For a New Jersey Voter Guide and a Sample Ballot click here: NJ Voter Guide
To vote by Mail-in Ballot in New Jersey click here: Mail in Ballot
Clearly the GOP is split between the party regulars who understandably would like to see a more inclusive Republican Party and the Trump wing who seem to have no qualms about alienating large minority segments of American society.
Nancy Fayed is staff attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, New Jersey.
AS THE BALLOONS drop on the sea of delegates at the Republican National Convention, I am left with one question: What just happened? What the RNC calls a convention felt more like a family feud than the polished media event party regulars would have hoped for. But then again, real democracy can be messy.
The divisions within the GOP were on display for everyone to see.
Clearly the GOP is split between the party regulars who understandably would like to see a more inclusive Republican party (many of whom were noticeably absent at the convention) and the Trump wing who seem to have no qualms about alienating large minority segments of American society and exploiting base, bigoted instincts for near-sighted political gain. Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR Condemns Terror Attack in France, Newt Gingrich's Call to 'Test' and Deport American Muslims
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/15/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the terror attack in France that killed at least 80 people, and also condemned a suggestion by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by calling for Inquisition-style religious "testing" and possible deportation of "every person here who is of a Muslim background."
For Immediate Release – July 10, 2016
On behalf of a broad multi-faith coalition of more than 100 organizations throughout New Jersey, we would like to express our sorrow at the most recent tragic deaths of two African-American victims of police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and the targeted killings of five police officers in Dallas.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of all of these victims and ask God to give them strength, patience, comfort and hope through this difficult time. We strongly affirm that all lives, regardless of background, are sacred and must be valued.
We reiterate the importance of recognizing the racial inequities of our law enforcement and judicial system as it relates to African-American and other minority communities. We urge our political leaders to begin the important work of addressing these injustices so that every person is treated equally under the law. We ask this so that we can make progress toward a "more perfect union” that our founders sought. And we remind everyone of our nation’s motto: E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.
CAIR-NJ to Co-Sponsor Muslim Voter Registration at Eid Celebration in Teaneck
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 7/5/16) – On Wednesday, July 6, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will conduct a Muslim voter registration drive in partnership with the Eid Committee of New Jersey at the Eid ul-Fitr prayers and celebration marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan to be held at the Teaneck Armory (1799 Teaneck Road) in Teaneck, N.J.
The Eid ul-Fitr prayer will be begin at 8:30 a.m.