Sanders' Not So Surprising Upset in Dearborn, Michigan

Posted by Maya Berry on March 09, 2016 in Blog
Senator Bernie Sanders' upset victory in Michigan is rightly producing headlines today. However, some of the narrative includes tired and old assumptions about the fact that Senator Sanders won the city of Dearborn, home to the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the country.
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Half a Million Arab Americans will make a Difference in the Michigan Primaries

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 07, 2016 in Blog

In the lead up to tomorrow’s primary in Michigan, both parties’ candidates have been courting the votes of the sizeable Arab American community, which accounts for at least 5% of the Michigan electorate. With almost half a million Arab Americans in the state, and 147 and 59 delegates on the line for the Democratic and Republican candidates respectively, the community will be a definitive factor in the upcoming primary. Over the last few weeks, many members of the Arab American community have gotten opportunities to meet with Republican and Democratic candidates to engage them on the issues that matter deeply to the nation and the Arab American community.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 4

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 04, 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 February 26

Posted by Joan Hanna on February 26, 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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Fighting for Flint Water

Posted by Fadel Nabilsi on February 08, 2016 in Blog

In April of 2014 the water supply for the City of Flint was switched from Lake Huron, run through and treated by the City of Detroit, to the Flint River, long known for its dirty quality. Shortly after the switch Flint residents, who are predominately African American, raised concerns about the brown, smelly water pouring from their faucets. Despite the appointment of an Emergency Manager for the Flint water crisis, the local Flint government continued to deny that there was the severity of the issue, even as they handed out filters, bottled water, and issued three boil advisories. Despite this...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of February 5

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 05, 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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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 3: At Long Last

Posted on February 04, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: Iowa caucus controversy, President Obama's visit to a Baltimore mosque, Flint's water crisis of accountability, New York Times spoof is too good, and O'Malley will be missed after he drops out of the race
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of January 22

Posted by Shadi Matar on January 22, 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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Arab American Elected Officials Face Bigotry for Their Background

Posted by Shadi Matar on January 14, 2016 in Blog
The past November the City of Hamtramck, Michigan elected three new members to their city council, Saad Almasmari, Anam Miah, and Abu Musa. All three won from a pool of six candidates who ran very competitive campaigns to earn the city council seats. With their additions to the city council, Hamtramck is now the first city in the United States with a majority Muslim city council and this has caused a flurry of anti-Muslim rhetoric to be directed toward the newly elected councilmembers and the city of Hamtramck.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of December 18

Posted by Joan Hanna on December 18, 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.

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