on December 05, 2017
Contact: Jennifer Salan, Arab American Institute
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For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2017
Poll Shows Positive Shift Accompanied by a Deep Partisan Rift in Americans’ Views of Arabs & Muslims
This, in the face of an Increase in Hate Crimes & Bigotry
(Washington) The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new poll today, examining American Attitudes towards Arabs, Muslims, immigration, civil rights, hate crimes and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The poll data shows American favorable attitudes of Arabs, Muslims, Arab Americans and American Muslims have risen to their highest levels in the past decade with majorities now having favorable attitudes toward...
on November 29, 2017
For Immediate Release
November 29, 2017
Contact: Jennifer Salan, email@example.com
The Arab American Institute responds To President Trump’s Re-Tweeting of a White Nationalist Group
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Arab American Institute Executive Director, Maya Berry on President Trump’s re-tweeting of inflammatory ant-Muslim bigotry from a white-nationalist group:
This morning, the President of the United State retweeted three anti-Muslim tweets from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the Britain First Party, a UK-based white nationalist group. As the President’s tweets are official statements of the Administration, these xenophobic retweets cannot be ignored.
The President’s hateful statements toward Arabs,...
on November 06, 2017
Arab American Institute
A Year After 2016 Election: Rights Experts Address Challenges & Solutions to Advancing Voting Rights
Washington – Some of the nation’s most authoritative experts on voting rights will address current challenges and solutions to advancing voting rights one year after the historic 2016 election. The one hour briefing will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 10AM, at 121 Cannon House Office Building. Panelists will outline the barriers to enfranchisement that impacted the 2016 election, new challenges put in place since, as well as upcoming changes making their way through state legislatures and the courts. Participants...
on November 02, 2017
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Nov. 2, 2017
For immediate release:
AAI Joins Rights and Immigration Allies to Stand for DACA and Diversity Visas
WASHINGTON - Today the Arab American Institute joined civil rights and immigration allies to call on the Trump Administration and members of Congress to pass and sign the bipartisan Dream Act and to preserve the diversity visa lottery system. The joint statement follows a White House meeting with Republican senators on the future of immigrant youth. Reports indicate that the President and Republicans decided to exclude a DACA fix from the must-pass year-end spending bill.
In addition to...
on October 18, 2017
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Rights Groups Call on Congress to Say #NoMuslimBanEver
For immediate release: September 27, 2017
(Washington, DC) This morning, the Arab American Institute joined 14 other organizations, including the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, Muslim Advocates, South Asian Americans Leading Together and NIAC Action, to deliver a petition with more than 110,000 thousand signatures to members of Congress calling on them to assert their Constitutional power and override the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban.
The petition read, “We call on Congress today to rise to the challenge of putting country before politics and to protect the rights of all people living...
on October 10, 2017
For immediate release September 27, 2017
AAI Statement on Dramatic Cut to Refugee Admissions
Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reduce refugee admissions.
We are deeply disappointed by the Administration’s decision to dramatically lower refugee admissions, especially at a time where there is such great need in the world.
The Trump Administration has refused to accept any more than 45,000 this year, half of the previous administration’s plans and counter to the recommendation of refugee resettlement organizations, and counterterrorism and military leaders. This decision is despite the United Nations’ determination...
on September 27, 2017
ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE Justice Gorsuch Speech to Group at Trump Hotel Raises Questions For immediate release: September 27, 2017
(Washington, DC) Today, the Arab American Institute joins 17 rights organizations to ask Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to stand for the integrity of the Court as a neutral and nonpartisan arbiter. At issue is an upcoming appearance by Justice Neil Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel to an organization, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), tied to anti Muslim groups through mutual funders. Should Justice Gorsuch move forward with his address, rights groups will protest this appearance on September 28...
on September 26, 2017
ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE Media Advisory For immediate release: September 25, 2017
AAI Statement on Presidential Proclamation Regarding the Muslim Ban
Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s third try at the Muslim Ban.
The Trump Administration’s attempt to window dress their Muslim Ban by presidential proclamation doesn’t fool anyone. The proclamation expands the xenophobic policies that discriminate against individuals predominantly because of their Muslim faith or national origin. It’s no surprise that facing Supreme Court arguments the Trump Administration would try to play one more shell game to circumvent a potential ruling. Shamefully...
on July 03, 2017
ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE
For immediate release: July 3, 2017
Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts: Civil Rights Protections at Risk
Hill Briefing Highlights Impacts on Marginalized Communities
[Washington, DC] The Arab American Institute will hold a briefing for congressional staff on how proposed budget cuts will impact civil rights protections for marginalized communities on Thursday, July 6 at 10AM.
Under the guise of fiscal conservatism and shrinking government, President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget makes cuts across all agencies but defense, homeland security, and veterans affairs. While discussion of proposed cuts is appropriate for policy debates, the...
on June 29, 2017
ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE
For immediate release: June 29, 2017
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 202-429-9210
AAI Statement on DOJ Hate Crime Summit
Today, the Arab American Institute joined dozens of civil rights, religious, education and professional organizations to participate in the Department of Justice’s Hate Crime Summit entitled, "Identifying, Prosecuting, and Preventing Hate Crimes: What Works?” Upon conclusion of the event, AAI Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: “We attended today’s summit because the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes is a priority. We were pleased to be there with fellow civil rights advocates and Department of Justice career...