Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Blog
A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about AAI's work in 2010 (download a pdf of our Mid-Year Report), and mentioned the launch of our new website, which is getting tremendous attention—and for good reason! Among the new components:
- Daily updates on issues that personally and profoundly concern our community—and a place for you to comment on the stories
- An events calendar to see what's going on in your area
- An interactive map with state-specific details on voter registration deadlines and primary dates
- Talking points and briefs on issues like the Iraq war, the ongoing violence in Palestine, and civil liberties
Of course, you can still go to the site for the resources you've always counted on, like our Roster of Arab Americans in Public Service and Political Life, a list of Arab Americans running for public office, and the most updated demographic information about our community—from trends in family size and education levels to ancestry and population centers.
I think you'll be pleased with the new features. And I hope that this website will make it easier for you to engage in the ongoing debates, comment on what's going on around the country, and learn more about the folks asking for your vote in November.
Our goal, as always, is to give you the tools you need to engage frequently and effectively in the discussions and elections that determine our country's future. Whether it's the fight against discriminatory immigration laws like Arizona's SB1070, tracking FBI guidelines that reduce oversight of surveillance programs, or shedding light on the real story in Gaza, AAI is your go-to place. You count on us to get you real-time information, to bring you face-to-face with representatives from the Administration, and to carry your voice and your issues to Capitol Hill.
Your contribution makes it possible for AAI to work on all these fronts simultaneously. We're ready to do our part. Can we count on you to help?
Read about your issues, post your comments, and show your support for our work.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing your comments.