Hill Briefing on “Power, Pain, Potential” Covers Community Response to Hate

Posted by Guest on March 23, 2017 in Blog

By Raneem Alkhatib The growing hate, violence and prejudice against members of the South Asian, Arab American, and Muslim communities inspired South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) to hold a congressional briefing on the recent trend of hate against these communities. Congressional sponsors included: Representatives Keith Ellison, Andre Carson, Raul Grijalva, Ami Bera, Grace Meng, Mark Takano, Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Ro Khanna.  According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “2016...

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Urge your Member to Support the No Hate Act

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Action Alerts

Despite a recent increase in hate crimes, law enforcement agencies are not required to report these crimes. In many instances, crimes that could be investigated as hate crimes are either not investigated as such or not charged as such. This can be for various reasons including that not all states have hate crime legislation or that local officers lack the proper training. These factors contribute to a serious underreporting of hate crimes. Today, amidst a wave of hate crimes...

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Washington Watch: Trump's Executive Order Is an Existential Threat to America

Posted on March 11, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby This week President Donald Trump issued a revised Executive Order (EO or Order) restricting immigration from six majority Muslim countries and more than halving the US refugee program. This version includes some significant changes: it is more carefully written; it removes Iraq from the list of countries falling under the ban; and it exempts those with green cards and valid visas. Nevertheless, it remains a false, dangerous, cruel, arbitrary, and bigoted assault on Muslims and the very idea of America as an open, welcoming society. The EO is based on the false premise...

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President’s Revised Executive Order is Still a “Muslim Ban”

Posted on March 06, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 6, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-494-9857 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Rawan Elbaba, 202-429-9210 / relbaba@aaiusa.org

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Official Statement: President’s Revised Executive Order is Still a “Muslim Ban”

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 06, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 6, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-494-9857 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Rawan Elbaba, 202-429-9210 / relbaba@aaiusa.org

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Arab Americans lead intersectional protest against bigoted polices of Trump & Netanyahu

Posted by Guest on February 17, 2017 in Blog

By Raneem Alkhatib Arab Americans, joined by justice and faith groups, gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a raucous welcome, hours after his press conference at the White House, on February 15. Around 200 people braved the cold to stand against the bigoted policies of PM Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump. AAI, along with the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights; Palestine Legal; American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; The Jerusalem Fund; ArabAmerica.com; the Network of Arab American Professionals, DC Chapter; American Federation of Ramallah Palestine; and the National...

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Advocate Locally During this Congressional Recess

Posted by Ali Albassam on February 13, 2017 in Blog

Next week (February 18–26) Members of Congress will be in their home districts to connect with constituents like you. This is an important time to start advocating locally on the issues you care about most. Click here to request a meeting with your representative now. There are so many issues that your Member of Congress needs to know that you care about, but most especially he/she needs to hear your voice opposing the Muslim Ban Executive Order. While the order is currently...

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