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State of California

California Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 272,485
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

California State Demographic Sheet


Key Election Resources


Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 19, 2014
Primary Election: June 3, 2014

General Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 20, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Register to vote or check your registration status here.
Not sure where to vote? Click here to find your polling place.
For more information, please visit the California State Elections Website.

2012 State Voter Guides

State Party Information

California Democratic Party
Jon Burton, Chairman

1401 21st Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-5707 phone
(916) 442-5715 fax

Twitter: @CA_Dem

Arab American Caucus of the California Democratic Party
Basim Elkarra, Chair

Arab American Caucus
California Democratic Party
915 L Street, Ste. C #200
Sacramento, CA, 95814


California Republican Party
Jim Brulte, Chairman

1903 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
P 818-841-5210 | F 818-841-6668

1215 K. Street, Suite 1220, Sacramento, CA 95814
P 916-448-9496 | F 916-448-9497

Twitter: @CAGOP



Fasting for Immigration Reform

December 12, 2013 — Blog

Fasting for Immigration Reform

By Maha Sayed
Legal Fellow
On Thursday evening, immigration advocates will end their fast in support of immigration reform. Since November 12, a group of faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders participated in the “Fast for Families” on the National Mall, a grassroots campaign designed to pressure House Republicans to take an immediate vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. H.R. 15, the companion House bill to the Senate immigration reform bill that passed in June, would tighten border security and provide a path to citizenship for the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants currently working and living in the U.S. Although Speaker John Boehner previously insisted that the House will not consider the comprehensive Senate bill, the wave of solidarity fasts, events and rallies across the nation further emphasizes the importance of immigration reform to the American electorate. Read More »

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

September 24, 2013 — Blog

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

Today, on National Voter Registration Day, AAI and the Yalla Vote campaign launched a new voter registration widget powered by Rock the Vote. The widget is designed to make registering to vote easier than ever for our community. Most everything is done online. Simply enter your information into the secure online form and the widget will pull up all the appropriate forms for you to complete that are required by your state’s Board of Elections. Once you have completed everything, the widget will send you an email with a generated form you can print, fold, and send in to your state’s Board of Elections - the appropriate address will be included in the email. From start to finish, the whole process takes five minutes. It’s that simple. Read More »

An Update on Secure Communities in California

September 11, 2013 — Blog

An Update on Secure Communities in California

Almost a year ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the TRUST Act (Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act), a bill widely considered the first serious challenge to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency’s Secure Communities program. Secure Communities mandates that all individuals arrested (not convicted) of a crime be screened for immigration status. The 2012 TRUST Act would have prevented California law enforcement agents from detaining suspected illegal immigrants and handing them over to federal authorities unless those individuals were suspected of committing a serious or violent crime. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


Muslim Public Affairs Council
Palestinian American Women Association
Arab Cultural and Community Center
Lebanese American Association
Arab American Day Festival
Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in the Military
Arab Film Festival
American Druze Society
Beverley Hills Arab Network
Levantine Cultural Center
Arab American Historical Foundation
Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Syrian Arab American Association
United Taybeh American Association
Yalla San Diego
Republican Arab American Congress
Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley
Birzeit Society
Middle East Children’s Alliance
Coalition for Safe San Francisco

*Please contact Emily Manna if you would like your organization listed.