(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/5/22) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released its “2022 Midterm Election Congressional Scorecard,” to help educate Muslim community members and allies as they plan to vote in this year’s midterm November elections.
Hosted on CAIR’s sponsored Muslim voter empowerment and election resource website – Muslims.Vote – CAIR’s congressional scorecard reflects the voting performance of all the elected representatives and senators in U.S. Congress that are up for re-election in the 2022 midterm election.
CAIR’s congressional scorecard tracks congressional votes and co-sponsorship of key bills including the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, Combating International Islamophobia Act, Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, the anti-Muslim Ban National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act), the Access to Counsel Act, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act (ERRPA), and more.
Muslims.Vote also offers a wide range of election educational resources for Muslim voters, including a 50-state guide on voter registration and important election dates, sample questions to ask candidates and elected officials, a recent survey of Muslim voters, and other useful materials.
VISIT: CAIR’S Election Resource Website: MUSLIMS.VOTE
“CAIR’s 2022 midterm election congressional scorecard is a powerful education tool to help Muslim voters identify how their members of Congress voted on key issues that are important to our community,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw. “The 2022 election cycle once again presents the American Muslim community with an important opportunity to increase its political capacity and presence. With large concentrations of Muslim voters in key swing states such as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and across the nation, the American Muslim population has the potential to be influential in determining which political party will control the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the results of other local, county, and state races.“
The votes of every elected member of Congress have been rated positively or negatively depending on how closely their votes on relevant legislation corresponded with civil rights and social justice priorities identified by CAIR. The criteria selected for each topic is rooted in legislation introduced and voted upon in 117th U.S Congress (2021-2022).
CAIR notes that the amount of legislation introduced in Congress is rather expansive – elected officials highlighted in this scorecard should not be judged by these criteria alone. Rather, this scorecard is intended to provide a general profile that CAIR hopes will assist all voters, including American Muslim voters, in better understanding the attitudes of elected officials towards these key issues.
Note About the CAIR’s Congressional Scorecard and Other Election Empowerment Activities: As a nonpartisan organization, CAIR can encourage American Muslims to participate in national and state elections, conduct voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, provide training programs, issue briefings, organize candidate forums, volunteer in campaigns, and lead get-out-the-vote drives. CAIR makes no claims as to the favorability of one candidate being elected over another. Therefore, CAIR encourages readers of this scorecard to further research the actions of their local representatives before supporting any candidate. Nonprofits cannot engage in political activities that support one candidate or party over another, but we are committed to making our community’s voice and vote heard. For more information on the 2022 midterm election visit CAIR’s Muslim voter education and get out the vote website: Muslims.Vote
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, firstname.lastname@example.org