Mosques in WA Host Voter Registration

July 31, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On July 31, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "about eight mosques from Olympia to Lynnwood participated in a national campaign to encourage Muslims, many of whom are immigrants, to register to vote as a first step in becoming politically active... The national group launched a drive to encourage Muslims to vote last year. In the Seattle area, the local chapter recently joined Hate Free Zone, an anti-discrimination group, in a campaign to register 10,000 Muslims by the November general election. Nationally, polls show that registered Muslims have tended to vote at higher rates than the national average, said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington."