A floating island of good news in sea of despair. Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law last week. The law included Section 407 which AAI worked with the office of Senator Cory Booker (NJ) to introduce. The section requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress in six months on the status of nondiscrimination employee training for all airlines. Next, the Department of Transportation must create best practices for nondiscrimination training based on those findings and in consultation with impacted communities, including civil rights organizations like us! While this doesn’t fully eliminate the discrimination Arab Americans have been facing for decades, it’s an important step toward accountability. So, yay!

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