Muslim organizations launch candidate survey prior to November elections
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<p>NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm votes at an elementary school on primary day June 26, 2018 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Grimm is running in the Republican Congressional primary for the 11th Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)</p>
Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated2018-08-21 15:46:14-04
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is partnering with the United Maryland Muslim Council to gauge where candidates stand on key issues through a statewide election candidate survey, CAIR announced in early August.
Addressing local, state, and congressional races, the organizations hope to promote voter turnout and help voters make more informed decisions as they head to the polls, CAIR said.
Neither group will endorse candidates as a matter of organizational policy, but they encourage their members and the Muslim community and its allies to become engaged and informed about local issues and candidates. The results of the survey will be published in a CAIR/UMMC Voter Guide this fall. The guy will be sent to hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents, CAIR said.
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