Muslims to Urge Voter Turnout During Ramadan

October 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,4730120.story

On October 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Muslims in California and across the nation will add something new to the fasting, praying and acts of charity that are traditional during Ramadan, Islam's month long time of spiritual renewal that begins today: a get-out-the-vote campaign. In a rare confluence, the U.S. presidential election falls within the holy month of Ramadan. That timing, coupled with anger among some American Muslims over the Patriot Act and other anti-terrorist measures by the government, has Islamic leaders organizing voter registration drives, giving politically inspired talks and constructing voter databases, all geared to get Muslims to the polls."