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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 60,870
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

Pennsylvania Demographic Sheet 

Key Election Resources

Primary Election

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: April 21, 2014
Presidential Preference Primary & State Primary Election: May 20, 2014

General Election

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 6, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

2014 Pennsylvania Voter Guide

2014 Pennsylvania Fact Sheet

State Party Information

 

Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Jim Burn, Chairman

300 N. 2nd St., 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 920-8470
Fax: (717) 901-7829

Website: www.padems.com
Twitter: @PADems

Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Rob Gleason, Chairman

112 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 234-4901

Website: www.pagop.org
Twitter: @PAGOP

News

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 »

Arab-American Development Corporation Breaks Ground on $15 Million Affordable Housing Project

April 30, 2014 — Blog

Arab-American Development Corporation Breaks Ground on $15 Million Affordable Housing Project

Last Saturday, the Arab-American Development Corporation (AADC), an Arab American non-profit group based in Philadelphia, broke ground on a $15 million affordable housing project. The project, called “Tajdeed,” which translates to “renewal” in English, is a 45 unit affordable housing development made possible by collaboration between AADC and Conifer Realty L.L.C. The development will provide 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments and housing units that adhere to “green” Energy Star standards and provide numerous amenities for residents. “This project will provide quality, affordable, and energy efficient apartments, giving individuals and families housing options that meet their specific needs,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Read More »

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*

 

Network of Arab American Professionals - Philadelphia
Arab American Community Development Corporation
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

*Please contact Kristin McCarthy if you would like your organization listed.