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.
January 20, 2015 — Blog
For the Lebanese El-Khouri family in Andrews, North Carolina, having a bridge dedicated to the late Joe El-Khouri, a revered community leader, is a high honor. Late last month, the North Carolina Department of Transportation publicly recognized Bridge No. 92 as the “Joe El-Khouri Bridge.” Read More »
December 08, 2014 — Blog
Today, Attorney General Eric Holder and the White House unveiled much anticipated revisions to 2003 Department of Justice Guidance on the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (“Guidance”). Read More »
November 25, 2014 — Blog
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 »
November 05, 2014 — Blog
By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014
October 29, 2014 — News