Posted on August 09, 2012 in Arab American Institute

From the moment the first sizable group of Arab American immigrants began arriving in the United States, our community has sought political inclusion and embraced its civic responsibility. Despite the significant external challenges we face, Arab Americans are moving forward to solidify our place in our country’s political process.Today, we are proudly represented in Mayor’s offices and Governors mansions, in White House cabinets and in foreign service, from the U.S. Capital to statehouses around the nation.

In 2012, Arab Americans are on the ballot, to be sure. But we’re also running campaigns and running the parties. We are delegates and volunteers, commentators and counselors. And, above all, we are voters.

We are representing our community, our states, and our nation in record numbers, in positions we are honored to hold, and responsibilities we are proud to accept--that is the story of Arab Americans at our national conventions.

Join the Arab American Institute  for a policy forum addressing the challenges facing religious liberty in the U.S. and the GOP’s role in protecting one of our Constitutions’ core tenets. 

Since our nation’s founding, religious and ethnic minorities have been an essential part of the social fabric that makes America great. The Republican Party –the Party of Lincoln – has a long-held history of championing the cause of religious and individual liberty, both cornerstones of GOP values.  Today, just as it has in the past, the nation struggles with a static economy, and fears about national security have led to an environment in which our individual and religious liberties are at risk. Every day, American Muslims and Arab Americans, among others, are viewed with suspicion and are singled out with unsubstantiated claims that they, their culture or their religion pose a threat to our country.

Panelists will address ways to reverse these attacks and Republican efforts to defend individual and religious liberty in the United States. 

Thursday, August 30
10:00 - 11:30 am
University of South Florida
CAMLS, Classrooms C&D
124 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

RSVP REQUESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED. To RSVP, please contact Hilary at

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