Below is the archive of press releases issued by AAI and stories in which AAI appears. If you are a member of the media and interested in talking with us, please contact Rawan Elbaba/Jen Salan (202-429-9210).

HILL BRIEFING: Combatting the Trend of Hate, Experts Examine Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Uptick & Solutions

Posted on December 07, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Dec 7, 2016              Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Combatting the Trend of Hate: Post-Election Hate Incidents Expert Panel Examines Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Recent Uptick & Solutions  Washington, DC – On Thursday, Dec 8, the Arab American Institute will hold a briefing at 10:30AM to discuss the recent post-election uptick in hate incidents, the historic problem of underreporting considering the 2015 hate crime data and potential reporting and policy solutions. This panel provides an...

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Arab Americans Ask Obama for Action on Surveillance

Posted on November 21, 2016

For immediate release: November 21, 2016 Arab Americans Ask Obama for Action on Surveillance Groups Lay Out 11 Achievable Steps

The Arab American Institute joined a coalition of diverse groups in calling on President Obama to strengthen democracy by acting on key surveillance issues. Full text of the letter follows: Dear President Obama, On your first day in office, you embraced the goals of ensuring the public’s trust and strengthening our democracy in a memorandum on transparency and open government. As your administration winds down and our democracy faces strong...

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Arab Americans Oppose NSEERS

Posted on November 21, 2016

Download here   For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016 Arab Americans Oppose NSEERS Coalition Calls on Obama to Dismantle Framework

  The Arab American Institute joined nearly 200 groups calling on the Administration of President Obama to do away with the framework of the discriminatory National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). Full text of the letter below:

November 21, 2016

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:...

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Official Statement: What We Do Now

Posted on November 09, 2016

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210   Following last week’s election, the Arab American Institute issued the following statement: November 9, 2016 The results are in and we have a new President-Elect, Donald Trump. While we take time to process what this means for our country and for our community, we write to say that our work not only continues but becomes even more urgent. The divisiveness and bigotry that have characterized this long election cycle have been difficult, and the campaign has understandably made a...

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Hill Briefing Tackles “No Fly, No Buy” and the “Terrorist Watch List”

Posted on September 22, 2016

For Immediate Release: Sept 19, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Hill Briefing Tackles “No Fly, No Buy” and the “Terrorist Watch List” Washington, DC – On Friday, Sept. 23, the Arab American Institute will host a Hill briefing looking at the due process challenges around the “No Fly, No Buy” gun control bill and the “Terrorist Watch List”. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12), who has been an outspoken proponent of addressing due process concerns associated with the “Terrorist Watch List” will make opening remarks....

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Over 50 Organizations Demand a Fair Investigation in the Murder of Khalid Jabara

Posted on August 20, 2016

Over 50 Organizations Demand a Fair Investigation in the Murder of Khalid Jabara

Today, Muslim Advocates and the Arab American Institute (AAI) spearheaded a coalition letter of over 50 advocacy, civil rights, community and faith-based groups to demand that Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett direct law enforcement to conduct a fair and thorough investigation of the heinous murder of Khalid Jabara, an Arab American who was killed by his neighbor, Stanley Majors. Majors had previously run over Mr. Jabara’s mother with a car and had a history of calling him and...

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Arab Americans Raise Civil Liberties Concerns at DNC Convention

Posted on July 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        July 12, 2016            Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org/202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Arab Americans Raise Civil Liberties Concerns at DNC Convention Panel to Address Profiling, Surveillance and Due Process Washington, DC – On Wednesday, July 27 at 1PM, the Arab American Institute Foundation will host a panel discussion, “Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a Climate of Suspicion.” The session, held at the National Constitution Center at Independence Mall, will outline current policy concerns and offer meaningful solutions for delegates and the Philly community. Panelists...

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Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12

Posted on July 05, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory  Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12  Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 12, the Arab American Institute will launch its annual get-out-the-vote effort known as Yalla Vote during “Yalla Party” at Busboys and Poets Restaurant on 14th St. NW. This non-partisan kickoff event will focus on educating community members on how they can help organize voters ahead of Election Day to make sure Arab American voices are heard. In addition to presentations focusing on GOTV...

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