The build-up to the 2020 General Election will be pivotal for both the history of our nation and the American Muslim community. With chapters in more than 20 states, CAIR is positioned to identify strategic programming opportunities for the Muslim community – especially during local, state and national elections – to adopt and enhance Muslim civic engagement, empowerment and resilience.

Support CAIR's Election Strategy

GOAL $1.484 MILLION

AMOUNT RAISED: $33,888.00

We are inviting supporters like you to help invest in electoral programs that CAIR has identified would empower Muslim community engagement in local, state and national elections. Each proposed project needs immediate funding. Whatever is funded will be carried out to its fullest potential.

GOAL

ACTION

COST

INCREASE MUSLIM VOTER REGISTRATION AND TURNOUT BY 20%

2020 Election Rapid Response Grant Program: Distribute 50 $2,000 grants to mosques engaged in election mobilization.

$100,000

Hire a National Director for Electoral Engagement: To promote Muslim electoral engagement and train Muslim candidates

$75,000

Hire State Election Coordinators: Hire 11 full-time state directors to work with Muslims to advance voter activities

$700,000

Buy Smart Pads for GOTV Events: Buy 55 devices for GOTV phone banking and person-to-person (p2p) activities.

$40,000

25 State Muslim Community Election Boot-Camps: Conduct community wide GOTV and candidate training events

$125,000

Build National Muslim Voter Database: Purchase and maintain a national list of more than 1 million American Muslim registered voters in all 50 states.

$25,000

Purchase a National Voter Database Management System: Permanently house, update and distribute the national Muslim voter database.

$25,000

Primary and General Election GOTV Reminder Calls: Conduct two nationwide calls encouraging Muslims to vote.

$17,500

Nationwide P2P Text Messaging: Organize teams in 25 states to send click-and-send texts encouraging Muslims to vote.

$25,000

GOTV Reminder Postcards: Ask 100,000 Muslims to address postcards to themselves that will be mailed out closer to the election

$27,400

Social Media GOTV Campaign Ad-Buy: Purchase online ads on social media urging Muslims to register and vote.

$100,000

Promotional Videos: Create three PSAs urging: 1) Muslims to register; 2) vote in elections; and, 3) volunteer. Also film a mini-documentary showcasing Muslim voter power.

$9,000

GOTV Posters: Print 1,000 election reminder posters and ship them to 1,000 mosques nationwide.

$12,000

Promotional Materials: Develop and distribute t-shirts, buttons and stickers to promote and inspire Muslim voter power.

$15,000

Comprehensive Election Survey: Conduct a 30-question poll of Muslims about current policy trends and views.

$100,000

DOCUMENT & REPORT ON POSITION AND ATTITUDES OF MUSLIM VOTERS

Promotional Materials: Develop and distribute t-shirts, buttons and stickers to promote and inspire Muslim voter power.

$20,000

Three-Question Telephone Polls: Conduct two pre-election and one post-election three-question polls of Muslim voters.

$9,000

ENCOURAGE 200 MUSLIMS TO RUN FOR OFFICE AND TRACK THEIR PROGRESS

Update CAIR’s “Rise of the Change Makers” Report: Report will provide Muslim candidates with insights into running a campaign and track Muslim electoral victories.

$15,000

PROMOTE A UNIFIED “MUSLIM POLICY PLATFORM” FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS

DNC & RNC Muslim Town Halls: Partner with local Muslims in Milwaukee and Charlotte to host town halls outside party conventions to engage Muslim delegates.

$20,000

PSA/Commercials Posted in Milwaukee & Charlotte: PSA in the form of either billboards and/or local tv and/or online social media commercials to promote the Muslim Policy Platform

$25,000

Working throughout the 2020 General Election, CAIR’s Strategic Election Plan goals seek to....

  • Increase Muslim Voter Registration and Turnout by 20%
  • Encourage and Train 200 Muslim Candidates to Run for Office​
  • Nationally Distribute a Presidential Candidate Voter Guide and Congressional Scorecard​
  • Survey and report on American Muslim Views and Attitudes About the Election​
  • Work with other Muslim Organizations to Promote a Unified “Muslim Policy Platform”​
  • Confront Islamophobia Through Documentation, Reporting and Pushback​​

With your help, we can succeed by investing in much needed resources. How Muslim voters respond to these electoral opportunities and challenges will be determined by the supporters like you who will help us complete transformational projects.

Please join us in supporting CAIR’s strategic election plan.

  • Your donation, regardless of the amount, will help us achieve our goal.
  • For decades, CAIR has been encouraging and inspiring Muslims to be civically engaged, work with elected officials, participate in elections, and run for office.
  • We are just now starting to see the fruits of our many years of consistent and focused strategy of civically empowering American Muslims.
  • As we witness a new wave of Muslim political engagement, it needs continuous cultivation, guidance and support. With your help, CAIR is offering its election strategy as a pathway to electoral success for our community, no matter what the outcome of the election might be

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