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Michigan Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 191,607
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

Michigan Demographic Sheet 


Key Election Resources


Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 7, 2014
Primary Election: August 5, 2014

General Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 6, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Click here for the Voter Information Center and find your voter registration and polling place.
Register to vote online here.
Download an absentee ballot request form.
For more information, please visit the Michigan State Election Website.

State Party Information

Michigan Democratic Party
Lon Johnson, Chairman 

606 Townsend,
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5410
Fax: (517) 371-2056

Twitter: @MichiganDems

Arab American Democrats
Nasser Al Rayashi


Michigan Republican Party
Robert Schostak, Chairman 

Secchia-Weiser Michigan Republican Center
520 Seymour St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-487-5413
Fax: 517-487-0090

Twitter: @MIGOP


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2013 Elections Yield Substantial Political Gains for Arab American Community

November 08, 2013 — Blog

2013 Elections Yield Substantial Political Gains for Arab American Community

By Dena Elian
Fall Intern, 2013

The highly anticipated elections that took place on Tuesday will go down in Arab American history and the large number of Arab Americans on the ballot across the country was a palpable indicator of the continuing political progress being made by the Arab American community to seek and hold new and higher offices. In Michigan, Susan Dabaja became the first Arab American to be elected as Dearborn City Council President. Dabaja is the third candidate ever to win the Council presidency without having previously served on the Council. Read More »

Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

November 04, 2013 — Blog

Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

This week presents an important opportunity for the Arab American community to have a significant impact on local elections. In many states, high concentrations of Arab Americans can have increased influence on local races, and that should encourage community members to believe they can make a difference in their districts, cities, and states. Below is a list of voting information for tomorrow’s elections in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
Arab American Heritage Council
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Arab American Cultural Center of Washtenaw County
Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce
Yemeni American Public Affairs Council
Yemen American Benevolent Association
American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
Chaldean Democratic Caucus
Arab American and Chaldean Council
Chaldean Federation of America
Center for Arab American Philanthropy
Lebanese American Heritage Club
Midwest Federation of American-Syrian/Lebanese Clubs
Arab American Political Action Committee

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