Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Blog

The midterm elections are only one week away, and Arab Americans across the country are getting ready to vote. If you live in one of the ten states with the highest concentration of Arab Americans, be sure to visit our Voter Guides page, where you will find all the information you need on participating in your state’s election, including how to find your polling place and who is on your ballot.

There are over two-dozen Arab Americans running for office in 16 states in this midterm election. They include people like Matt Heinz, Democratic State Representative in Arizona, whose frustrations as a medical doctor with the limitations on helping people inspired him to fight for healthcare reform. They also include people like Rachel Audi,  the Republican candidate for Maryland’s 47th district, who blames a lack of cultural awareness for misguided policies like racial profiling, which she is committed to combating. To learn more about the other Arab American  candidates running for office this election cycle, visit our Candidates Page.

Arab American community leaders are getting out the vote too!  Groups all over the country are hosting candidate nights, town halls, and voter engagement events. If you are interested in helping  to get out the Arab American vote in this last week, visit our GOTV page for general information.  For more on how AAI can be a resource for you in setting up a variety of voter engagement events or non-partisan phonebanking campaigns, contact our Community Relations Manager Hilary at:  And don't forget, we want to hear from you! Send Hilary your photos and a short story about how you are helping to get out the vote in your local community, and we'll feature you on our blog.