How Your Local City Can Oppose the Muslim Ban

Posted by Nadia Aziz on February 02, 2017 in Blog

There are important legal challenges moving forward against President Trump's Executive Order banning Syrian refugees and temporarily suspending our refugee program. Before, during, and after these legal challenges are considered by federal courts, AAI is calling for cities and states to pass resolutions condemning the Muslim Ban. Below we have provided draft text that Arab Americans and our allies can present to their state and city legislators to be introduced and voted on. It is important for individuals states step up to denounce President Trump's un-American...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of June 24

Posted by Joan Hanna on June 24, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

 

 

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of May 6

Posted by Shadi Matar on May 06, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 18

Posted by Kristin McCarthy on March 18, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

Van Hollen & Edwards Neck and Neck in Maryland Senate Race The inter-party competition between...

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The Midwest Could Change Everything in the 2016 Elections

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 14, 2016 in Blog
After Sen. Bernie Sanders shocking (or not so shocking) victory in last week’s Michigan Primary and with Donald Trump continuing to dominate among Republican voters many are hoping that “Super Tuesday 2.0” will change the playing field for all the candidates in this year's presidential elections. On March 15 there are 367 delegates up for grabs which could create interesting scenarios for each candidate moving forward.
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Gerrymandering in North Carolina is One of Many 2016 Redistricting Battles

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 26, 2016 in Blog

Allegations of racial gerrymandering in North Carolina’s 1st and 12th districts have gone to trial over what some say are the the worst cases of racially motivated district maps in the country.

North Carolina state officials recently asked the Supreme Court to postpone a District Court decision that would require them to re-draw the boundary lines of two congressional districts. The two congressional districts were previously determined to be unconstitutional by the District Court.

The District Court decision cited that the current maps that were drawn in 2011 are unconstitutional, based on...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of February 19

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 19, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of January 15

Posted by Joan Hanna on January 15, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

  New York State Assembly Considers Elected Official Recall Bill The

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of December 11

Posted by Shadi Matar on December 11, 2015 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.   Rep. Loretta Sanchez Draws Criticism

Representative Loretta Sanchez...

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Arab Americans Rally Around Refugees

Posted by Shadi Matar on November 25, 2015 in Blog

Arab Americans around the country organized around the Syrian and Iraqi refugees this week as a wave of 30+ Governors and dozens of Mayors announced that they would not support refugees entering their states in cities. Although these elected officials have no legal authority to stop the refugees resettlement they can make it more difficult for them to secure state funding. 

California: Arab Americans in Southern California are standing up for refugees and welcoming them into their community. Rashad al-Dabbagh the co-founder of the Arab American Civic Council spoke on the positive impact that refugees have on communities....

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