Posted on June 24, 2016 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2016
Increase in Airline Passenger Discrimination Must Be Addressed
Briefing for Congressional Staffers Tackles How to End It
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 28, the Arab American Institute will hold a congressional briefing for Hill staffers at 10AM to discuss the recent increase in cases of airline passenger profiling and discrimination. The panel will also review concrete ways in which Congress can address the issue. Due to the early hour, coffee and pastries will be served.
“These cases of arbitrary, humiliating and unjust treatment of airline passengers must be stopped. We have a situation now where anyone who ‘looks’ Arab, Muslim, Sikh, speaks Arabic or even tries to do complicated math, gets singled out for discrimination. Congress must hold airlines accountable,” said AAI Executive Director, Maya Berry.
Arjun Singh, Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition
Edward Ayoob, partner in the Federal Relations Group at Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Brenda Abdelall, Charities Program Director at Muslim Advocates
Nadia Aziz, Government Relations Manager, Arab American Institute
WHAT: congressional briefing to address airline passenger profiling
WHEN: Tuesday, June 28 2016; 10AM; coffee & pastries served.
WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave, SW
RSVP: RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent. AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information, please visit www.aaiusa.org.