Arab Americans in Political Life
Founded in 1989, the Arab American Leadership Council is a network and resource for Arab American elected and appointed officials -- all of whom are deeply involved in American political life. It is also a network for Arab Americans who want to learn more about their parties and become more involved in the political process as it is home to the Arab American Democratic and Republican Caucuses.
Follow the links below to find profiles of Arab Americans in and seeking office and get updates about the political work Arab Americans are doing across the country. You can also view or print the Roster of Arab Americans in Public Service and Political Life, the only publication identifying Arab Americans in elected or appointed office and serving as political professionals.
Remember, these are living pages -- we're adding new names and offices every day, as our community's political force grows. If you are, or know of, an Arab American who should be part of the ALC, please contact us. In this case, more is more.
AAI has put together several resources to help you schedule a personal visit with your Representative, set up a Town Hall Meeting and effectively engage the media.
Arab American Candidates
Click here for a list of Arab American candidates running for office in 2013. Candidates are added once they officially announce their campaign or file for candidacy. If you know of an Arab American candidate who should be listed, or if you're running for office, let us know.
Arab American Elected & Appointed Officials
AAI has compiled the official platforms of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on a range of Arab American issues, dating back to 1968.
May 15, 2013 — Blog
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 »
May 05, 2013 — News
April 29, 2013 — Blog
By Jade Zoghbi
In an interview, she discusses her new position as superintendent and how she wants to “keep the election process clean and ethical." Read More »
April 09, 2013 — Blog
By Jade Zoghbi
Next Tuesday, the Arab American Institute Foundation will honor the extraordinary career and contributions of Ralph Nader during the annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. Read More »