Statement: AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 26, 2018 in Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993; (757) 784-6400 (cell)

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of...

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AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993; (757) 784-6400 (cell)

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of...

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AAI Responds to White House Immigration Framework

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Press Releases

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org  For Immediate Release: January 26, 2018 Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry:

In response to the White House’s release of their framework for immigration reform, Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: “The White House’s proposal on immigration is not a serious starting point for anyone, except those who seek to take our country back to a dark period in our history. The Trump Administration is attempting to radically redefine America’s immigration system with the gutting of family reunification and our diversity...

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AAI Joins 170 Rights Groups to Oppose DOJ's Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Press Releases

The Arab American Institute and 169 civil and human rights groups, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging him to reject the Department of Justice’s request for Acting Census Director Ron Jarmin to add a new citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Download full letter here

Dear Secretary Ross:

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the undersigned 169 organizations,...

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Arab American Institute Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Posted on June 06, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210

June 5, 2017

This week marks 50 years of military occupation, the longest in modern history, for the people of Palestine. Although there are more than 12 million Palestinians around the world today, 66% of them are considered forcibly displaced persons and only about half live in what was historical Palestine. It’s a reminder that even during the refugee crisis we are witnessing today, Palestinians continue to be the largest displaced population in the world.

Despite being forced...

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Press Release: James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 26, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), was joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus of the...

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James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted on April 26, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), was joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary...

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Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukayu, Arc of the US, Biden Intiative's Greg Simon, journalist Steve Coll & artist Kamal Boullata

Posted on April 24, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION For immediate release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 19th Annual Event Honors: Hamdi Ulukaya, The Arc of the U.S., Greg Simon, Steve Coll & Kamal Boullata April 27, 2017 (Washington) – Tonight, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 19th annual Spirit of Humanity Awards. Through the event, Arab Americans recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting coexistence...

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US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted on April 19, 2017 in Press Releases

For Immediate Release April 24, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Salan 202-429-9210 jsalan@aaiusa.org Media Advisory   US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will be joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Jim Winkler of the National Council of Churches and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus of the Reformed Church in America to discuss...

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Media Advisory: US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 18, 2017 in Blog

US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will be joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Jim Winkler of the National Council of Churches and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus of the Reformed Church in America to discuss the refusal of USCIRF to examine Israeli violations of religious freedom. USCIRF’s annual report, which omits Israel’s violations, will be released this week. Zogby...

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