AAI Statement on the New York Democratic Presidential Primary

Posted on April 28, 2020 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Ryan J. Suto

rsuto@aaiusa.org

(202) 429-9210

April 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week, the New York State Board of Elections canceled the Democratic Presidential Primary, which was re-scheduled for June 23, 2020. The Arab American Institute (AAI) requests the New York State Board of Elections to reconsider this decision. This undemocratic decision would silence the voices of nearly 20 million New Yorkers.

In statements to the press, the New York State Board of Elections pointed to the COVID-19 epidemic as the basis for this decision. However, New York state will go forward...

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First-in-the-Nation Caucus Passes Proclamation to Commemorate National Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 27, 2020 in Blog

April is National Arab American Heritage Month. This month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants who came to the United States seeking political liberty and economic opportunity. Arabs began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s in significant numbers, and have enriched every aspect of American society - including civic and political life. Arab Americans forged a new path in American politics, bringing their spirit, talents,...

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