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Voting Drive @ Three MCC Jumu’ahs

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

CAIR San Francisco Bay Area will be at MCC for three consecutive Fridays during Jumu’ahs to register voters before the primary elections on March 5th and equip voters to vote in the upcoming election.

CAIR staff and volunteers will be at the three MCC Jumu’ahs on these Fridays: February 2, February 9, and February 16.

From CAIR:

We are excited to announce the launch of our Vote for Justice voter mobilization campaign in preparation for California’s March 5 primary election and the November general election. Together, we will aim to engage the over one million American Muslims residing in our state to raise awareness of and participate in the civic process.

While civic engagement is always important, it is more crucial today than ever.

Watching a genocide unfold live before our eyes in Palestine and a variety of crises and opportunities in our neighborhoods makes this election season critical. Our votes can send a powerful message of support, concern, or opposition to our communities and country’s direction.

Vote for Justice is not just a slogan; it’s a call to action, urging each community member to engage in the most fundamental democratic process: voting. Your vote is your voice, a declaration of your presence, and a testament to the issues that matter to you and the community.

What Does “Vote for Justice” Mean?

Vote for Justice means demanding justice in all aspects of governance, community welfare, and human rights—and voting to uphold these principles. This encompasses areas that are deeply important to our community, including:

Social Justice at Home and Abroad

  • Foreign policies that support human rights and aid initiatives align international engagement with the principles of social justice.
  • Policies that address systemic inequalities in housing, employment, and criminal justice to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for all citizens.
  • Cultural understanding and the celebration of diversity promote a society that respects and values the contributions of all its members.

Economic Justice

  • Policies that stimulate job growth support small businesses and foster innovation to build a robust and sustainable economy.
  • Fair taxation and equitable distribution of resources ensure that all individuals have access to the economic opportunities necessary for a secure and prosperous life.

Education Justice

  • Universal access to quality education ensures that every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to succeed.
  • Adequate funding of all schools to address disparities in educational resources and facilities.

Healthcare Justice

  • Recognition of healthcare as a fundamental human right and policies that ensure all individuals have access to necessary medical services.
  • Mental health services’ importance and integration into the healthcare system ensures that psychological well-being is treated with the same urgency as physical health.

Minority and Immigrant Justice

  • Stringent anti-discrimination laws and strict enforcement protect all individuals from bias and prejudice.
  • Development of policies that acknowledge and address the specific needs of minority and immigrant communities, fostering an environment of inclusivity and respect.
  • Fair and humane immigration policies provide clear pathways to citizenship, respecting the dignity and rights of individuals seeking a new life in a new country.

Why Your Vote Matters

Your vote holds the power to influence legislation and shape the positions of elected officials who are guided by their most vocal constituents. So, your vote is a potent tool that can help address the issues that are important to our Muslim community. By voting, you contribute to the voices demanding change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.

Mobilizing for Change

Mobilizing Muslim Voters is more than a tagline. It’s a commitment to empowerment and representation. It’s an acknowledgment that our voices can bring about meaningful change when we stand together. Let’s ensure that the concerns and needs of the Muslim community are heard and addressed.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Register to Vote: Check your registration status and register to vote at voteforjustice24.com, our new voter mobilization website.
  2. Educate Yourself: Understand the issues at stake and the candidates’ positions. An informed vote is a powerful one.
  3. Spread the Word: Encourage family, friends, and community members to register and vote. Every additional voice amplifies our call for justice.
  4. Participate in Community InitiativesVolunteer to spend a few hours a week helping to register voters and participate in town halls and forums. Your active participation is key to driving change.
  5. Bring Vote for Justice to Your Community: Are you in leadership in an MSA, involved in a masjid, or do you frequent a popular halal restaurant or store? Email us to coordinate an event or to distribute materials.

Your vote is not just a right; it’s a pillar of our democracy and a direct line to shaping a future that mirrors our Muslim values. As we gear up for the March 5 primary, let’s make our presence felt, and our voices resonate with the power of justice.