Immigration reform bill falls short on banning all profiling; Rep. Jim Moran keeps the pressure on to close Guantanamo; Joe Lieberman testifies on PC at Boston hearing; AAI welcomes AP to the club.
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Spread the word: #NoWaiver4Israel
After a drone strikes his village, Yemeni activist Farea Al-Muslimi comes to Washington to have a word with the Senate; physicist Stephen Hawking joins the academic boycott of Israel; former SC Governor Mark Sanford finds redemption; and if you've been harassed at Israel's border, we want to hear from you.
Countdown is AAI’s weekly take on what’s happening and what’s being said by candidates, officials, and pundits—here in DC and around the country.
Monday May 20, 2013
Tomorrow, May 21, is the last day to register to vote, change your party affiliation, or update your voting address for the upcoming primary election on June 11. As an Arab American, it’s important to make your voice heard at this year’s primary elections, but you have to be registered to vote. If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, you can check the status of your voter registration here. Read More »
Monday May 20, 2013
Pennsylvania municipal primary elections will be held tomorrow, May 21st, and it is important that you take the time to vote. Polling locations will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm (please note that polling places tend to be less busy mid-morning and mid-afternoon). Read More »
Thursday May 16, 2013
Today, AAI learned that an amendment (see below) that would eliminate federal funding for bigoted federal law enforcement training programs and materials has received bipartisan support, and will be inserted in the annual Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The amendment was drafted by Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) who has been a steadfast advocate of minority rights on Capitol Hill. Read More »
Wednesday May 15, 2013
Despite a disappointing loss in his bid to become Mayor, former Richardson, Texas City Council member Republican Amir Omar said he “would not change a thing” about his campaign, and vowed to stay involved in community service. In an email to supporters over the weekend, Omar wrote, “I sincerely want what is best for our City and you can count on me staying very involved by giving back to our community.” Read More »