For decades, Muslims in America have been subject to racial and religious discrimination, and particularly since the 2016 election, Muslims have been the target of an increase of damaging rhetoric, hate crimes, and increased surveillance. We have learned that every level of government can play an important role to improve the lives of Muslims across the nation, even here in the Commonwealth.


It is our time, as American-Muslims, to bend the ears of our legislators and remind them that we are citizens whose rights and civil liberties need to be heard and respected.


Together we will ensure that all of our elected officials, from the level of County Mayor to United States Senator, are aware that their Muslim constituents will hold them accountable to protect our rights and uplift our voices.


CAIR-MA is proud to be part of MuslimsVOTE to increase the civic engagement and voter turnout of American Muslims.


We have three goals: 

• Educate Massachusetts Muslims about the major issues the State and Nation are facing
• Increase American Muslim engagement with their elected officials

• Empowerment of all minority population voices


I’m looking forward to you joining us, it is our time to #CAIR2VOTE

How to Vote

Step 1: Register to Vote
Step 2: Identify your electoral district(s) and current elected officials
Step 3: Educate yourself on the candidates with this guide
Step 4: Find your polling place
Step 5: VOTE!

2019 Election Dates in Massachusetts

Boston
Primary Election is Tuesday, September 24, 2019; Must Register by September 4, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Cambridge
No primary elections
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Framingham
Primary Election is Tuesday, Sepetember 17, 2019; Must Register by August 28, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Quincy
Primary Election is Tuesday, September 10, 2019; Must Register by September 4, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Salem
Primary Election is Tuesday, September 17, 2019; Must Register by August 28, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Springfield
Primary Election is Tuesday, September 10, 2019; Must Register by August 21, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Worcester
Primary Election is Tuesday, September 10, 2019; Must Register by August 21, 2019
General Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019; Must Register by October 16, 2019

Offices up for election in 2019 are (this may vary city to city):

  • City Council
  • School Board Committee
  • Mayor
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U.S. Senator

  • Create and pass legislation that will benefit citizens of their state and nation

U.S. Representative/Congressman/Congresswoman

  • Create and pass legislation that will benefit citizens of their state and nation

Governor (Gubernatorial)

  • Signing bills into law
  • Serves as commander-in-chief of the state’s National Guard
  • Grants communications and pardons to prisoners
  • Appointing people to various judicial and state offices, such as the Supreme Judicial Court

Lieutenant Governor

  • Part of the Governor’s Council and President whenever the Governor is absent
  • Becomes acting governor for the remainder of the 4-year term the governor was holding if the governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office

Attorney General

  • Chief Enforcement Officer and Lawyer for the State

Secretary of State

  • Principle public information official
  • Oversees historical records and preservation, public records, and the registry of deeds

Treasurer

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Responsible for maintaining state funds by investing and maintaining the State budget

Auditor

  • Accounts for every dollar given to State government

State Senator

  • Create and pass legislation that will benefit citizens of their district as well as the State

State Representative

  • Create and pass legislation that will benefit citizens of their district as well as the State

District Attorney (Suffolk County)

  • Top prosecuting attorney for crimes that happen within their County
  • Investigates criminal cases independently and in coordination with local enforcement
  • Determines whether to file criminal charges in court against alleged criminals
  • Must act non-partisan and adhere to the highest law of ethics

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County)

  • Handles real estate registration and land records

Clerk of Courts (Suffolk County)

  • Manages the court’s single justice caseload

City Councilor

  • Determines city government and administration policies, as well as adopting budgets and legislation

School Board Member

  • Sets the vision and goals for the school district and enforces policies to reach those goals 



Boston

At-Large (4 Seats)

District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9
Michelle Wu (i)
Annissa Essaibi George (i)
Michael Flaherty (i)
Althea Garrison (i)
Domingos DaRosa
Michel Denis
Priscilla Flint-Banks
David Halbert
William King
Martin Keogh
Julia Mejia
Erin Murphy
Jeffrey Ross
Alejandra St. Guillen
Herb Alexander Lozano
Ricardo Arroyo
Maria Esdale Farrell
Cecily Graham
Yves Mary Jean
Justin Murad
Alkia Powell
Jean-Claude Sanon
Mimi Turchinetz
Kim Janey (i)
Roy Owens
Valerie Hope Rust
Kenzie Bok
Montez Haywood
Kristen Mobilia
Jennifer Nassour
Helene Vincent

Jonathan Allen
Brandon Bowser
Liz Breadon
Craig Cashman
Daniel Daly
Lee Nave Jr.
Amanda Smart

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Cambridge: No Primary Elections
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Framingham

District 1

District 5
Joseph Norton
Gerry Bloomfield
Christine Long

Cheryl Gordon, 
Noval Alexander
Robert Case

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Quincy

Mayor

District 5
Thomas P. Koch
Brenda A. Ryan
Tracey L. Dorgan

Danielle June Kempe
Joseph C. Murphy
David F. McCarthy

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Salem

At-Large (4 Seats) Ward 1 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 6 Ward 7
Jeffrey Cohen
Domingo J. Dominguez(i)
Melissa Faulkner
Gary Gill
Ty Hapworth
George McCabe
Alice Merkl
Elaine Milo(i)
Conrad Prosniewski
Arthur C. Sargent III(i)
Maribel Steadman
Robert K. McCarthy(i)
James Willis Jr.
Robert Camire
Leo Higgins
Patricia Morsillo
Jillian Mulholland
Michael Cusick
Timothy Flynn(i)
Megan Riccardi
Tyler Terry
Jerry Ryan
Stephen G. Dibble(i)
Andrew Varela
School Committee (3 Seats)
Stephen Beuparlant
Jennifer Brown
Bethanie Cornell
James Fleming(i)
Donna Fritz
Mary Manning(i)
Kristin Pangallo

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Springfield

Mayor

At-Large (5 seats) Ward 4
Domenic J Sarno
Yolanda Cancel
Jeffery P Donnelly
Linda Matys O’Connell
Justin J Hurst
Jesse Lederman
Kateri B Walsh
Tracye L Whitfield
LaMar Cook
Sean Curran
Kency Gilet
Johnnie Ray Mcknight
Kelli P Moriarty-Finn
Christopher J Pohner
Israel Rivera

Malo L Brown Lorenzo D Gaines Larry Lawson
Jynai S McDonald George A Savage Jr

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Worcester

City Council (12 Seats) School Committee (12 Seats)
Joseph M. Petty
Owurakwaku Poku Sarkodieh
Kate Toomey
Morris A. Bergman
Ralph A. Tiscione Jr.
Bill Coleman
Gary Rosen
Sean Parretti-Noone
Etel Haxhiaj
Jesse G. Gibson
Khrystian E. King
James Leo Bedard
Evan Corrigan
Tony J. Economou
Donna M. Colorio
Jack L. Foley
John A. Trobaugh
John F. Monfredo
Mariah Lizmari Martinez
Hermone T. McConner
Chantel Bethea
Cara Lisa Berg-Powers
Brian A. O’Connell
Laura Clancey
Tracy O’Connell Novick
Dianna L. Biancheria
Molly O. McCullough
Jermoh V. Kamara.

 

 


The Council on American-Islamic Relations MA submitted questions to the ACLU City Council Candidate Questionnaire to determine each candidates commitment to the civil liberties of Muslims in the district of the city of Boston they want to hold office.

[CAIR-MA is a non-partisan organization and responses from these questionnaires does not equate to endorsement of any specific party or candidate.]

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