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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.

Here's how...

 

How to Schedule a Personal Visit Download the PDF
How to Request a Meeting (Sample Letter) Download the PDF
How to Schedule an Emergengy Town Hall Meeting (Sample Letter) Download the PDF
How to Engage the Media Download the PDF

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.

2012 Election Results

2011 Election Results

2010 Election Results

Arab American Elected & Appointed Officials

The 2013 Roster is available online now. If you know of an Arab American official who is not listed or who has a new position, please use this form to update their information.

Party Platforms

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.

Community News

“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC

November 25, 2014 — Blog

“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC

This weekend, the Arab American Institute held a summit in Washington, D.C. to convene a significant group of Arab American leaders and activists from across the country. Over three days of programming, participants engaged in substantive conversations about organizing the Arab American community ahead of the 2016 presidential races. Read More »

2014 Election Central Blog: Arab American Candidate Results

November 05, 2014 — Blog

2014 Election Central Blog: Arab American Candidate Results

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

At AAI, we are dedicated to keeping you updated on the results and progress of Arab American candidates running for office and reelection across the country. Read More »

October 29, 2014 — News

US elections: Indian-Americans and Arab-Americans in the fray

Maryland 2014 Election News: Week of October 13

October 15, 2014 — Blog

Maryland 2014 Election News: Week of October 13

Election Day is less than three weeks away! Here is the latest coverage of campaign events and news highlights from Maryland. Read More »

On Record: Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates Engage With Arab Americans

October 09, 2014 — Blog

On Record: Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates Engage With Arab Americans

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