Countdown Vol. 13 No. 32: Welcome Refugees

Posted on October 02, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: U.S. mayors welcome refugees, UNGA speeches, a new Speaker on deck and more
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Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley Meets Arab Refugees & Addresses Arab American Voters

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on October 01, 2015 in Blog
AAI is excited to announce former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley is the first 2016 presidential candidate to confirm he will join us at our Yalla Vote: 2016 Leadership Summit in Dearborn, Michigan on October 23-25.
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How a Single-Issue Candidate Hopes to Get Money Out of Politics

Posted by Nisreen Eadeh on September 25, 2015 in Blog
Lawrence Lessig is a referendum candidate, meaning he wants you to vote for him to do one job and then he will step down after it’s done. His primary goal is to “reclaim our democracy” by putting into practice his plan, The Citizen Equality Act of 2017. The Act includes three objectives: equal right to vote by making Election day a national holiday and automatic registration, equal representation by stopping Congressional gerrymandering, and citizen funded elections “by giving every voter a voucher to contribute to a campaign.” Although his goals are ambitious, Lessig directly addresses the issue of lobbyists and large campaign contributors’’ outsized influence over politics and legislation.
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 31: The Golden Rule

Posted on September 24, 2015 in Countdown
This Week on Countdown: The Pope visits the U.S., continuing bigotry in the election, an increase in refugees, and more...
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What's a Less Offensive Term for “Mexican” or “Arab” or “Muslim”?

Posted by Nadia Aziz on September 23, 2015 in Blog
As Oscar Martinez had to tell Michael Scott, “Mexican isn’t offensive.” Neither is “Arab” or “Muslim.”
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Dangerous Fantasy and Reality in the Internal Republican Debate

Posted on September 21, 2015 in Washington Watch
What the media missed in its criticism of Trump, was that the views expressed reflected a mindset that has become mainstream in today's Republican Party.
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Just to Reiterate, Bigotry Has No Place in the Public Discourse

Posted by Arab American Institute on September 18, 2015 in Blog

 Last night, Donald Trump’s exchange at a New Hampshire town hall meeting revealed anti-Muslim bigotry which should have no place in this election or any public discourse in our country. You can watch the whole thing here on CSPAN in case you missed it. The moment captured three things: willful ignorance about the faith and citizenship of the President of the United States; fear mongering about American Muslims; and the growing normalization of anti-Muslim and often anti-Arab bigotry not only in the limited setting of Trump’s town hall, but in the mainstream conversation surrounding regrettable events like this.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of September 14th

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on September 18, 2015 in Blog
This week on Yalla Vote's 2016 election news roundup: Senate races in Ohio and Illinois intensify, Arab American Darin LaHood goes to Congress, and Party leaders in Congress face major challenges to their positions of power.
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 30: Still Not Enough

Posted on September 17, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: refugee numbers, GOP debates, Palestinian flag, and Russian escalation in Syria
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Elected Officials' Statements on the Refugee Crisis

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on September 16, 2015 in Blog
The increased attention on the exodus of Syrians leaving their homes for Europe has led many presidential candidates and public officials to comment on how the U.S. has handled this humanitarian crisis and what the U.S. should do moving forward.
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