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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 General Election: October 20, 2014
Primary Election: June 3, 2014

General Election

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

2014 California Voter Guide

2014 California Fact Sheet

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.

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



For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

September 15, 2014 — Blog

For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

By Dina Salah-ElDin
Fall Intern, 2014

From Washington, D.C. to Cairo to Hong Kong to Kiev, posting updates from a city square where tens, hundreds, or even tens of thousands are marching for or against a cause or a government has almost become the driving force for much of the activity on social media. Over the past month, Twitter became the center stage from which the militant group known as the Islamic State declared its territorial gains in Iraq and its executions of two American journalists. Read More »

Signposts Along the Road: Identifying Restrictive Voter Rights Laws

September 12, 2014 — Blog

Signposts Along the Road: Identifying Restrictive Voter Rights Laws

By Eddie Bejarano
Fall Intern, 2014

With Election Day, November 4, quickly approaching, it is important to highlight and consider the implementation of new elections laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of Americans. In the most recent, and by far the most consequential, challenge to the Voting Rights Act was the 2013 landmark Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. Read More »

#YallaVote: California 2014 Election Overview

September 04, 2014 — Blog

#YallaVote: California 2014 Election Overview

Our 2014 California state voter guide is online! AAI's Voter Guides are designed to help you before going to the polls and contain brief overviews of many of the key issues of concern to Arab Americans, detailed descriptions of key races in your state, and important candidate information. 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 Kristin McCarthy if you would like your organization listed.