Posted by Guest on July 23, 2018 in Blog

By Johanna, Yalla Vote Field Organizer: CA

As election day fast approaches, #YallaVote in California has been extending its programming to the Inland Empire, serving Arab Americans in the San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which are home to two of the biggest Arab American communities in the state.  On Friday, July 20, we joined the community to encourage them to vote and remind them how showing up at the polls can make sure their community gets the representation it deserves.

Despite a record-breaking heat wave, families were happy to discuss the upcoming elections and share their thoughts on current affairs. One elderly Palestinian American woman emphasized that she was in the fight for the long haul, arguing she "will vote, and vote, and vote again" until justice is served, referring to the recent Muslim Ban Supreme Court decision and the targeting of MASA communities by the Trump Administration.