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Dr. Jill Stein is a Massachusetts physician running as the Green Party candidate for President in 2016. This is her second time representing the party, as she also did so in 2012. Stein has been active in local government, and she previously ran for Massachusetts State Representative in 2004 and Secretary...
Posted by Shadi Matar on April 06, 2016 in Blog
As the primary season continues, many voters in California are gearing up to register as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in July. California’s Democratic Party has already received 4,600 applications for 317 district level delegate spots. The state’s Republican Party has received over 1,000 applications for its 172 delegates to their convention. The number of applicants so far is already five times the number in 2012.
If you want to apply, April is the month to do it. The parties have various deadlines in the coming...Read more
Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on March 22, 2016 in Blog
The following are excepts from speeches given by 2016 Presidential candidates at the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Video of each speech is available on CSPAN here. AAI tracks and records candidates' statements on 12 key issues for the Arab American community. Go to our Election Central for candidate profiles.Read more
Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on March 18, 2016 in Blog
Headlines are making a big deal out of the list of national security advisors the Ted Cruz campaign announced this week, rightly pointing out that some names on the list including Frank Gaffney easily qualify as “fringe conservatives.” It’s worth remembering that Ted Cruz is very appropriately described as a “fringe conservative” himself. Since the beginning of his political career, Cruz has sold himself as an defiant outcast and agitator of the establishment Republican Party. A hardline Tea Party man. Unwilling to compromise with anyone,...Read more
Posted by Shadi Matar on March 07, 2016 in Blog
In the lead up to tomorrow’s primary in Michigan, both parties’ candidates have been courting the votes of the sizeable Arab American community, which accounts for at least 5% of the Michigan electorate. With almost half a million Arab Americans in the state, and 147 and 59 delegates on the line for the Democratic and Republican candidates respectively, the community will be a definitive factor in the upcoming primary. Over the last few weeks, many members of the Arab American community have gotten opportunities to meet with Republican and Democratic candidates to engage them on the issues that matter deeply to the nation and the Arab American community.Read more