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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


Dearborn Awarded Second Place in a Race to the Bottom

August 14, 2014 — Blog

Dearborn Awarded Second Place in a Race to the Bottom

By Emily Cooke
Summer Intern, 2014

The indiscriminate finger-pointing and senseless name-calling traditionally reserved for elementary school playgrounds is apparently lent a certain credibility in Washington—the kind that allows government agencies to designate terror suspects without regard for concrete facts or irrefutable evidence. The details of classified government documents revealing the scope of the United States’ Terrorist Screening Database were brought to light in an article published by the Intercept just last week. Read More »

June 06, 2014 — News

India leads all nations in sending people to Detroit

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 »

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.