Muslim Rights Group Begins Voter Registration Drive

May 23, 2003

Source: St. Louis Today

On May 23, 2003 St. Louis Today reported that "the nation's largest Muslim rights group began a voter registration drive at two area mosques Friday as part of a nationwide effort to sign up 1 million new voters for next year's elections... Organizers said the purpose is to give a stronger, more united political voice to the estimated 7 million Muslims living in the United States... 'We believe by casting a unified vote on the local and national level that we ensure the Muslim community is part and parcel of the political system,' said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations... Volunteers from the group's St. Louis chapter visited the Daar-Ul-Islam mosque in west St. Louis County and a mosque on West Pine Boulevard in St. Louis."