Yalla Vote

Posted on September 29, 2014
Since its creation in 1998, Yalla Vote has become the cornerstone of our voter mobilization and education work, and has been adopted by countless communities across the country to run voter registration drives, organize town hall meetings and coordinate GOTV efforts. AAI is proud to welcome the National Network for Arab American Communities as a Yalla Vote partner.
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Yalla Vote 2014 Voter Guides

Posted on September 10, 2014




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2014 Leadership Summit

Posted on September 10, 2014

Members of our National Policy Council are invited to join Arab American leaders, elected officials, candidates, and activists in Washington, DC on November 20-22, 2014 for AAI’s national leadership summit  to strategize how our community can best position itself to impact the 2016 Presidential election, the discourse leading up to it, and the policy issues we care so much about.

“Yalla Vote 2016: Our Voice, Our Future” is a seminal convening of Arab American national leaders in public life to take stock of our national as well as local communities and assess how, together, we can amplify...

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American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims: 2014

Posted on July 25, 2014

Conducted on June 27-29, 2014, American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims, provides a critical update on the Arab American Institute's polling in 2010 and 2012 tracking identical issues. Taken in context, the 2014 poll indicates a persistent trend of increasingly negative attitudes by Americans towards the Arab and Muslim communities.

Zogby Analytics conducted an online survey of 1,110 likely voters in the United States between 6/27/14 and 6/29/14. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 1110 is +/- 3.0 percentage points.

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The poll will be released publically...

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Arrested in Palestine: Children in Israeli Detention

Posted on July 10, 2014

On July 3, 2014 Tariq Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian American, was brutally beaten by three Israeli police officers in an the East Jerusalem neighborhood. Caught on video, Tariq's ordeal has caught the attention of the U.S., in no small part because he is an American citizen. Unfortunately, Tariq's experience is not unusual. In fact, some argue that he has been treated with special care in light of his citizenship. Take a look at how Palestinian children are routinely treated.

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Meet Our 2014 Summer Interns

Posted on June 19, 2014

Every summer, AAI selects a small group of interns from an applicant pool of almost 200 undergraduates and recent graduates. Chosen interns are deeply involved in their communities, highly successful in their studies, often speak multiple languages, and demonstrate hard work and enthusiasm in all aspects of their lives. Interns are selected to represent AAI at a variety of organizations in Washington, DC and abroad, ranging from advocacy groups and political parties to members of Congress and government agencies.

We are looking forward to working with our Summer 2014 interns, selected from a remarkably competitive field...

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Take Action!

Posted on June 04, 2014

  Making Iraqi American Voices Heard

The current situation in Iraq undoubtedly impacts members of our community here in the United States. Take a look at this viewpoint from Iraqi American Majid al-Bahadli in the New York Times.

If you are an Iraqi American who is interested in talking to the press, please provide us with a short one-line bio, your current city and state, and a brief response (150-200 words) to this:

“How should the United States respond to the current crisis in Iraq?”

AAI will post responses on our website...

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2013 Arab American Service Day

Posted on May 01, 2014

On Saturday, May 11th, Arab American organizations in 13 cities across the country took part in the 9th annual National Arab American Service Day. Organized each year by the National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC), National Arab American Service Day brings together Arab Americans for a day of giving back to their communities and building bridges with local charities and organizations.

This year, the Arab American Institute partnered with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Network for Arab American Professionals DC Chapter (NAAP-DC) to work on The Farm at Walker-Jones School in Washington, DC, a one...

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Arab American Leadership Day 2014

Posted on April 23, 2014

LOGISTIC INFORMATION Download the Leadership Day Schedule Capitol Hill Map White House Map ISSUE BRIEFS








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2014 Arab American Leadership Days Schedule

Posted on April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 24th                                                                                                                       Location

12:30pm               Meet at Rayburn House                                                                                Office Building - Rayburn House Office Building                                 Proceed through building security                                                            45 Independence Ave SW

1:00pm                 Congressional Luncheon                                                                               Gold Room (Rayburn 2168)

2:30pm                 Constituent meetings with Congressional staff                                  various locations

5:30pm                 Bus departs, returns to Omni Shoreham Hotel                                   Maryland Ave, half street, SW

Friday, April 25th

7:00am                 Breakfast                                                                                                             Omni Shoreham Hotel - 2500 Calvert Street NW,                                                                                                                                                                 Washington, DC 20008                                                 

8:00am                 Bus departs hotel                                                                                            Omni Shoreham Hotel

8:15am                 Arrive at White House                                                                                   Eisenhower Executive Office Building -                                 Proceed through building security                                                            17th and...

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