Source: US Newswire
On February 4, 2004 US Newswire reported, "The Interfaith Alliance brought together representatives of 11 organizations Wednesday, including the nation's largest interfaith and ecumenical coalitions, to announce their voter registration projects. 'At stake in this year's elections is the fate of virtually every issue of social-moral-political significance to religious communities -- civil rights, foreign policy, fair housing, taxation, religious liberty, economic justice, education, poverty, health care, and a bright future for our nation's children,' said Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of The Interfaith Alliance... 'For American Muslims, voting is no longer an option,' said Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director, Council on American-Islamic Relations. 'It's an absolute necessity. That's why we are taking part in this effort today and encouraging people of all faiths to register and then turn out during the election, and vote.'"