Urge Your Members of Congress to Promote Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 16, 2017 in Blog

This week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum introduced HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. This bill aims to prevent US aid to Israel from supporting the detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military prison. Please take a few moments to urge your Representative to support this important human rights bill. Tell Your Members of Congress to Support H.R. 4391 & Promote Human Rights

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Promote Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Action Alerts

This week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum introduced HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. This bill aims to prevent US aid to Israel from supporting the detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military prison. Please take a few moments to urge your Representative to support this important human rights bill.

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Tell your Members of Congress to Attend ‘Open Bethlehem’ Screening

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 08, 2017 in Blog

On December 12th, AAI will host a screening of ‘Open Bethlehem,’ a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world, including the reality of living under Israeli military occupation. Urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city. TAKE ACTION AND SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE

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Tell your Members of Congress to Attend ‘Open Bethlehem’ Screening

Posted on November 08, 2017 in Action Alerts

On December 12th, AAI will host a screening of ‘Open Bethlehem,’ a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world, including the reality of Bethlehem's Christian Community and the challenges they face to stay in their hometown. Urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city. Leila Sansour, a filmmaker who comes from one of the oldest Christian families in Bethlehem will be sharing her film as well as her experiences documenting the events of the last decade in Bethlehem...

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Tell Congress to Rescind the Muslim Ban Immediately #NoMuslimBanEver

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Action Alerts

We have joined several other organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to rescind the Muslim Ban immediately. Sign on to the petition here.

The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date. 

The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy.

Yet,...

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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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Take Action: Urge the New York State Assembly to Protect Free Speech

Posted on March 09, 2017 in Action Alerts

On March 8, 2017 the New York state Senate fast-tracked & passed three outrageous anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) bills. These bills are an unconstitutional attack on our First Amendment freedom of speech and will have damaging effects on our efforts to organize around justice for Palestine both in our communities and on college campuses.

The Supreme Court has ruled that participating in a boycott is political speech and is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Historically, boycotts have played a major role in U.S. history and the Supreme Court has defended that constitutional right.

Now that these three bills have been sent...

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Take Action: Urge Your Members of Congress to Ban Racial & Religious Profiling by Law Enforcement

Posted by Ali Albassam on February 27, 2017 in Blog

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with more than two dozen original cosponsors, has re-introduced his legislation to ban discriminatory profiling by all levels of law enforcement nationwide. S. 411, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 (ERRPA), is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of laws by ensuring policies and procedures are in place for law enforcement to promote best practices. ERRPA also closes existing loopholes in the DOJ Guidance to ensure federal, state, and local agencies responsible for the enforcement of...

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Tell Your Senators to VOTE NO on David Friedman

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 15, 2017 in Blog

Watch the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on David Friedman

On Thursday morning - at 10:30am eastern - the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has an important opportunity to put a stop to President Trump's radical re-definition of U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine by voting NO on David Friedman.

President Trump has nominated David Friedman, previously Trump's personal bankruptcy lawyer, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. If you believe in justice for Palestine - call your Senators TODAY to urge them to VOTE NO. Friedman's far right-wing views on Palestinians, on what would be...

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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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