Arab American Annissa Essaibi-George has won re-election to her seat as Boston City Councilor-At-Large. Annissa finished in second place, in a tightly contested four-way race that brought unprecedented diversity to the Boston city council. Annissa will return to the City Council as a strong advocate for her local community, championing...
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Washington Watch: Will the 2020 Election Heal or Deepen the Divide?
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
For a growing number of Americans on both sides of our ever-deepening political divide, the 2020 presidential election has become a critical contest about the future of our country. While so many significant policy concerns are at stake in November 2020, this will be an election about Donald Trump and what he has done to our politics. Continue Reading....
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On November 1, 2019, the Wyoming Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a public briefing on hate crimes in the state in Casper. AAI Policy Analyst Kai Wiggins provided written and oral testimony at the briefing, speaking in the final panel alongside Rev. Hannah Villnave of...