Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Tony Khoury Provides an Independent Voice for Florida

Posted by Joan Hanna on October 17, 2016 in Blog

  Arab American businessman Tony Khoury does not fit into a traditional box. Khoury is progressive on the environment, tax reform, and women’s reproductive and LGBTQ rights. At the same time, he holds conservative values when it comes to military strength and foreign policy. Khoury is running for U.S. Senate as an Independent in Florida against Republican incumbent, Marco Rubio, and Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, as well as four other third party candidates. After living in Florida for more than three decades, he is proud to represent...

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Meet Michigan's Yalla Vote Field Organizer

Posted by Nadia Aziz on October 12, 2016 in Blog
The Arab American Institute is pleased to introduce your Michigan Yalla Vote Field Organizer, Bayan Jaber. A student at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, Bayan is looking forward to organizing the Arab American community in Michigan ahead of November 9th!
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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Arab Americans “Vike the Vote” with Yalla Vote in Cleveland

Posted by Joan Hanna on October 12, 2016 in Blog

  Arab American students at Cleveland State University participated in a get out the vote event on Monday, October 10th, one day before Ohio’s registration deadline. The voter registration drive was held in collaboration with AAI’s Yalla Vote campaign, CSU’s Student Government Association (SGA), Arab Student Union, Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha (Cleveland chapter). “The idea,” said Malek Khawam, a Senior at CSU and current SGA President, “was to reach all segments of our diverse campus.” They did just...

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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Ismael Ahmed was Born to Serve

Posted by Joan Hanna on October 12, 2016 in Blog

“I really believe that public education is the way forward for Michigan’s working people. If activists are going to concentrate energy somewhere, why not education? That’s where I want to put my energy, in public education, to make sure our children and youth have meaningful opportunities in the future,” Ismael “Ish” Ahmed said. Ahmed is a prominent Arab American activist in the metro Detroit area and a candidate for the Michigan State Board of Education. Looking at his past advocacy, time teaching, raising five children with his wife,...

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Arab American Voter Profile: Jehan Hakim, California

Posted by Shadi Matar on October 11, 2016 in Blog
Interview with Arab American voter Jehan Hakim of California.
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The Origin of the #YallaVote Campaign's Ammu Sam

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on October 07, 2016 in Blog

Growing up in the shadow of 9/11 was not easy, especially as a young Arab American and an American Muslim. Popular culture, the news media and the like all told me that my existence as an Arab American was a discrepancy, an oxymoron. How could I be an Arab and an American? An American and a Muslim? These questions often dizzied my young head as a I struggled to understand what it means to be an American of non-European descent. As I began my digital media work with...

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Arab American Voter Profile: Rashad Al-Dabbagh

Posted by Shadi Matar on October 05, 2016 in Blog
Arab American Voter Profile: Interview with Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Founder and Executive Director of the Arab American Civil Council (AACC) and the force behind Happy Arab News.
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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: California

Posted by Shadi Matar on October 05, 2016 in Blog
Candidates seeking state, county, and city offices addressed Arab Americans in Anaheim, California during a candidate’s night hosted by the Arab American Civic Council (AACC) last week.
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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Millennials in Pennsylvania

Posted by Guest on October 05, 2016 in Blog
A lot has been made about the millennial vote in this election - hear from two of ours who will be voting for the first time.
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Yalla Vote's 2016 Voter Guides are Here!

Posted by Arab American Institute on October 05, 2016 in Blog
The Arab American Institute’s 2016 state voter guides cover the basic rules of the upcoming election on November 8th specifically for the 12 states with the highest concentrations of Arab American voters. You’ll find information on registration deadlines, absentee voting, early voting, voter ID requirements, campaigning around the polls and information on poll watching. We’ve also included key demographic information for your state as well as the names of candidates seeking federal office. We hope you find this guide useful as you prepare for Election Day! Yalla Vote!
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