Make Sure You’re Counted - Tell the Census Bureau You Support the MENA Checkbox

Make Sure You’re Counted - Tell the Census Bureau You Support the MENA Checkbox

The US Census Bureau announced last month that it will be testing the MENA category for inclusion in the 2020 Census. This is a vitally important to correct the problematic under count of our community. Please join our campaign to support the MENA category's inclusion on the 2020 Census.

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Today’s Middle East: Pressures & Challenges

Today’s Middle East: Pressures & Challenges

A new poll from Zogby Research Services, "Today's Middle East: Pressures & Challenges" surveyed 8 Middle East and North African countries on the emergence of ISIS, the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, the growth of sectarianism, the future of Syria and Iraq, Iran's nuclear program, and more.

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New AAI Poll: Arab American Voters 2014

New AAI Poll: Arab American Voters 2014

New 2014 polling shows a continuing shift away from the Republican Party, lack of confidence in either Party to address the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and confidence in a better future despite high rates of discrimination.Download the latest poll here.

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Take Action: Tell Congress and the White House to Debate and Vote on ISIS

Take Action: Tell Congress and the White House to Debate and Vote on ISIS

AAI joins the growing calls for Congress to debate and vote on authorizing or rejecting the use of force against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Tell your members of Congress and the White House to reconvene to debate and vote.

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The U.S. and the Veto

Wednesday December 17, 2014

The U.S. and the Veto

Reports began leaking hours ago that the U.S. has decided to veto the Palestinian resolution. The prospective U.S. veto is nothing but an old tactic repeated ad nauseam. Read More »

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Legislation Over Lamentation

Thursday December 11, 2014

Legislation Over Lamentation

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a group of law makers and policy advocates to discuss the current state of civil and human rights in this country. Led by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the hearing focused on the need to reform several aspects of the United States’ criminal justice system and law enforcement agency practices that target and negatively impact minority populations. Read More »

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How Stereotypes Gain Their Power: Alsultany on Hollywood’s Arabs and Muslims

Tuesday December 09, 2014

How Stereotypes Gain Their Power: Alsultany on Hollywood’s Arabs and Muslims

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, there was an influx in television programs in the United States that focused on the Middle East and included Arab characters. These series, including 24, Homeland, and Tyrant, remain extremely popular with American audiences. Read More »

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: DOJ Profiling Guidance Revisions Fail to Ban Profiling

Monday December 08, 2014

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: DOJ Profiling Guidance Revisions Fail to Ban Profiling

Today, Attorney General Eric Holder and the White House unveiled much anticipated revisions to 2003 Department of Justice Guidance on the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (“Guidance”). Read More »

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