(Atlanta, GA. 1/6/2021) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomes the announced results of the Georgia Runoff elections held on January 5, 2021 and congratulates Georgia’s next Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof on their electoral wins.
Georgia is home to an estimated 150,000 American Muslims, including at least 71,000 registered Muslim voters. CAIR-Georgia looks forward to working with both senators-elect for the duration of their terms.
In a statement, Abdullah Jaber, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director said:
“We congratulate our next U.S Senators Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof on their historic victory in the runoff election and we wish them both well as they prepare to serve and lead Georgians and our nation. “
In the weeks preceding the Runoff election, CAIR-Georgia, the Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP), IMAN Atlanta, and several Georgia mosques formed Muslims for Georgia — a non-partisan coalition dedicated to maximizing turnout among the state’s registered Muslim voters.
CAIR-Georgia also ran CAIR 2 Vote, a targeted non-partisan campaign to educate, engage, and canvass Georgia Muslim voters from November 2020 through January 5, 2021, contributing to record voter turnout in Georgia.
Jaber added: “Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossof have led inclusive campaigns and secured victory. They must remember the victory came on the ballots of minorities – the thousands of new Black, Latino, Asian, and Muslim voters who played an integral role. Now, the Georgia Muslim community along with other minorities will hold them accountable to their pledges to fight for immediate COVID relief , health care for all, economic justice, criminal justice reforms, and bigoted racial and religious profiling. January 6 has been a very challenging day, but we hope for a better tomorrow and a better Georgia.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.