The Council on American-Islamic Relations has launched an initiative to encourage political awareness and involvement among Islamic communities in preparation for the November elections.

As part of the campaign, #CAIR2Vote, CAIR has organized voter registration drives across the country, educating individuals about the political process through outreach and creating voter guides geared specifically toward Muslim voters, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the organization's Oklahoma branch. The nonprofit has even been on campus at the request of the OU Muslim Student Association to encourage voter registration among students, regardless of ethnicity or beliefs.

Promoting political action is nothing new for CAIR, but Soltani said this election cycle has been a period of firsts.

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