Posted on June 17, 2016 in Countdown
Posted by Kristin McCarthy on June 16, 2016 in Blog
There are multiple pieces of gun control legislation that have been pieced together in response to the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. All four Senate proposals (and the potential compromise bill) are seeking to “keep guns out of the hands of terrorists,” which is hardly a disagreeable goal; terrorists should not have guns, terrorists should be in jail. The Senate is expected to vote on them this Monday. However agreeable the goal of these bills are, the legal method by which the bills will deny constitutionally protected rights...Read more
Posted on June 13, 2016 in Action Alerts
Posted by Nadia Aziz on June 10, 2016 in Blog
On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an Executive Order that would prevent New York state funds from going to institutions or companies that support the global nonviolent “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement.
By signing an Executive Order preventing state funds from being allocated to institutions that support BDS, New York is suppressing freedom of speech, expression, and association. On Sunday, Governor Cuomo prioritized the economic interests of a foreign ally over our Constitution’s First Amendment.
Numerous perspectives have been offered on this form of nonviolent advocacy — stirring a national conversation and debate on the merits,...Read more
Posted by Natalie Nisco-Frank on June 04, 2016 in Blog
Posted on May 26, 2016 in Countdown
Posted on May 15, 2016 in Countdown
Posted on May 07, 2016 in Washington Watch
Posted by Joan Hanna on May 06, 2016 in Blog
Arab Americans can be found in all professions and industries, so it should come as no surprise that many of them shine in the field of education. For the past three years, Michigan’s Department of Education has selected teachers, who happen to be Arab American, as Teacher of the Year. Melody Arabo is one of these, honored with the title in 2015 and for good reason. Arabo has been a third grade teacher at Keith Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan for the last 14 years. Recognized for...Read more