[Michigan- Monday, August 4, 2014]: The American Human rights Council (AHRC) calls upon fellow citizens who are registered voters to actively participate in the primary elections by voting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

This is our opportunity as a community to participate in the democratic process and to support and elect candidates of our choice who address issues of importance to our community.

AHRC advocates for the protection of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights at home and abroad. AHRC hopes that in choosing the candidates to support, the  community considers the position of the candidates on balanced policies that uphold justice, freedom, liberty and peace for all.

Voting is a key opportunity to let our voice be heard. It is not possible to overstate the importance of turnout.  Indeed, as every vote counts, the AHRC urges every voter to vote and be part of shaping our common future. Human rights are an integral part of our society and voting is one way to advance it.

“Turnout in primary elections is generally low, this multiplies the importance of your vote” stated AHRC board member Dr. Saleh Muslah. “We urge all to get out and vote. Every vote counts” continued Dr. Muslah.

Please be advised that Voting Polls will open at 7:00 AM and will remain open until 8:00 PM.  For any assistance regarding the location of your polling post, please visit: www.michigan.gov/vote.

To report voting intimidation or any violation of your rights while voting or for more information on Voting Rights, please contact: The US Department of Justice – Voting Section at: 800-253-3931 or visit: www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting   or call the Michigan Bureau of Elections at: 800-292-5973 or visit: www.michigan.gov/mdcr.

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC):

The AHRC mandate states, “We will provide advocacy and other related services wherever the restoration of human rights is essential to peoples’ well-being. The AHRC will work to ensure that the rights of prisoners, and their families, are recognized and defended. Although AHRC will primarily focus on the United States, it will work in conjunction with any organization which can help us achieve our mission of protecting human rights around the world, regardless of geographical or other boundaries.”

The AHRC office is located at 13530 Michigan Avenue, Suite 332, in Dearborn, Michigan 48126. The telephone number of the Michigan Office is 313-914-3251 and the fax number is 313-914-3284. The AHRC website is www.AHRCUSA.org. The contact email is info@AHRCUSA.org.

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