Posted on July 05, 2016 in Press Releases


July 5, 2016

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Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12 

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 12, the Arab American Institute will launch its annual get-out-the-vote effort known as Yalla Vote during “Yalla Party” at Busboys and Poets Restaurant on 14th St. NW. This non-partisan kickoff event will focus on educating community members on how they can help organize voters ahead of Election Day to make sure Arab American voices are heard.

In addition to presentations focusing on GOTV education, musical parody artist Go Remy will perform live. There will also be a Yalla Vote photo booth and swag for those in attendance making this a good opportunity for photos, video and interviews.

Yalla Vote, which uses the Arabic colloquial phrase meaning “hurry up” is a grassroots voter mobilization and education campaign. With high concentrations of Arab Americans living in some of the largest and most politically contested states – including California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia – Yalla Vote is focused on helping ensure our community can make a difference on issues that matter to all Americans. Whether surveillance, profiling, immigration, or policy in the Middle East, our community has a role to play in the national conversation. 

WHAT: Party to launch Yalla Vote campaign with musical parody artist Go Remy

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016; 6-8PM

WHERE: Busboys & Poets Restaurant, 2021 14th St. NW, DC 

RSVP: Due to space concerns, RSVP required


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Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent.  AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information please visit