The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its 2012 “Muslims Vote” campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political capacity and presence.

CAIR’s initiative – launched two weeks before the January 3 Iowa Caucus — includes a 2012 presidential voter guide, an online voter registration tool, a video promoting online voter registration, and the Twitter hashtag “#MuslimsVote.” CAIR has also mailed all presidential candidates its 2012 election questionnaire.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization’s non-partisan voter campaign will focus on ensuring that American Muslims actively participate in the 2012 election cycle by volunteering in election campaigns, registering to vote, hosting candidate forums, and by mobilizing other community members through “get out the vote” initiatives.

CAIR will also pay special attention to Muslim voters under the age of 30 who — like all Americans of that age — are under-represented on voter rolls.

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