July 2020 Newsletter
The stakes are high...that's why we strive to engage our voters!
100 days left for the 2020 General Election Day. Let that sink in for a moment!
In addition to the presidential election, we have many federal and state races on the ballot this fall. A total of 470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for grabs on November 3, 2020, including Indiana's 5th Congressional district that caught national attention as one of the most hotly contested congressional races. The Indiana Gubernatorial and Attorney General races are two other high profile races, along with 15 races in the State Senate chamber and the entire State House of Representatives chamber. Indeed, this election will shape the national and local political landscapes for years to come.
This big election year has fueled our efforts to ensure Indiana Muslim voters are ready to get their vote out and make informed decisions at the polls. Based on Muslim voters' data across the state, we identified districts with high percentage of Muslim voters and crafted a strategy to educate them about the various state senate and house races, starting with a Candidate Forum Series in August to publishing a Voters' Guide that speaks to the candidates' positions on an array of local and national issues. We will conclude our voters engagement efforts with GOTV campaign in the few weeks leading up to November 3, with the goal of reaching as many Muslim voters as possible and urge them to get the vote out. We look forward to engaging you all!
Candidate Forum Series:
We are excited to bring our voters three virtual candidate forums that shine a light on different congressional and state races in Tippecanoe, Hendricks, Marion and Hamilton Counties. These virtual events are free, but registration is required to receive Zoom meeting info. Join us on the following dates:
Tippecanoe & Hendricks County Candidate Forum
August 6, 2020 at 7PM
U.S. Congressman Jim Baird (R) and Joe Mackey (D), 4th Congressional District
Senator John Crane (R) and Stan Albaugh (D), State Senate District 24
Rep. Sheila Ann Klinker (D) and James Hass (R), State House District 27
Marion County Candidate Forum
August 13, 2020 at 7PM
Guest of Honor: U.S. Congressman Andre´ Carson
Sen. John Ruckleshaus (R) and Fady Qaddoura (D), State Senate District 30
Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D) and Felipe Rios (R), State House District 94
Hamilton County Candidate Forum
August 27, 2020 at 7PM
Ronald Saunders (D) and Scott Baldwin (R), State Senate District 20
Rep. Donna Schaibley (R) and Naomi Bechtold (D), State House District 24
Rep. Todd Huston (R) and Aimee Cole (D), State House District 37
Rep. Jerry Torr (R) and Ashley Klein (D), State House District 39
Reaching out to Senate District 30 voters has been the focus of Dr. Fady Qaddoura's campaign lately. Whether having conversations with voters on the phone, or dropping off literature across the district, the campaign is committed to inform them where Dr. Qaddoura stands on various issues and garner their support on election day.
Would you help deliver his message to voters? By making a donation to his campaign or signing up to volunteer your time, you take part in this historic candidacy and help bring a new leadership to the Indiana State Senate. We are always grateful for your support!
10/31/2020 07:28:56 am
How is it that any practicing Muslim can run for election at any level since their faith runs diametrically opposite of democratic principles?
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