(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/3/2012) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today released its first
presidential election summary and legislative scorecard relating to
civil rights and human rights issues of concern to Michigan Muslims.
CAIR-MI's 2012 Presidential Summary lists five presidential
candidates' positions on issues such as immigration reform, the
Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), labor rights,
and Islamophobia. The Legislative Scorecard grades U.S. Senators,
U.S. House of Representative members, Michigan state senators and
Michigan state representatives based on their voting records on similar issues.
SEE: CAIR-MI 2012 Presidential Candidates Summary and Legislative Scorecard
"The release of our first legislative report is meant to better
educate our constituents and encourage them to be more engaged in the
political process," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. "It
is important for elective officials to know that their positions and
voting records are being monitored pertaining to key issues of
concern to the Muslim community."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy
organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam,
encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418,