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Vote drive urges Arab, Muslim turnout
by Mark Hicks
The adage often touted during elections is "Every vote counts." And in the final days leading up to the Nov. 8 election, some groups are working to drive that home to Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans across Metro Detroit.
Through Tuesday, volunteers are phoning registered voters, knocking on doors, and more to mobilize the demographic — hoping to push larger crowds to cast ballots.
"It's going to be a lot of hard work and it's going to be a lot of strategizing, making sure our community gets to these polls, votes and makes an impact on this election," said Hassan Sheikh, executive director at the nonprofit Emerge USA Michigan, which works to engage, educate and empower Muslim, South Asian and Arab American communities.
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