Posted by on November 05, 2012 in News Clips
Only 52 % of Arab-Americans back President Barack Obama, with 16% undecided, and their votes could be the deciding factor in several swing states, according to a poll by the Arab-American Institute.
Obama won 67% of the Arab-American vote in 2008, and the new numbers are “signaling a potential loss of some 100,000 voters for Obama, according to AAI,” Vivian Salama wrote for the Al Monitor website.
Mitt Romney’s backing among Arab-Americans is only 28%, but that percentage will rise if the undecided voters stay home or vote against Obama.
The Arab-American population has a heavy representation in...Read more Original Article
Posted by on November 05, 2012 in News Clips
While some might consider the shared party affiliation irreconcilable, both Arab-Americans and Jewish-Americans historically vote overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats. During the last presidential election, Barack Obama garnered 67 percent of the Arab-American vote and 74 percent of the Jewish American vote, respectively. This election season, however, the president has fallen somewhat out of favor with both demographic contingents, ironically for very different reasons.
Nonetheless, the former community organizer can rest assured that he will still garner just over half of the Arab vote and well over half (most polls indicate at least 60 percent but a more realistic...Read more Original Article
Posted by on November 04, 2012 in News Clips
Arab-Americans are poised to play a critical role in the US presidential election. Numbering about 4 million, they're heavily concentrated in several battleground states — including Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — where every vote will count in a race that many consider too close to call.
A mid-September survey of 400 voters conducted by the Arab American Institute revealed that President Barack Obama leads Republican candidate Mitt Romney among Arab-Americans, 52% to 28%, with 16 percent of Arab Americans still undecided. This compares to the 67% to 28% lead Obama held over John McCain...Read more Original Article
Posted by on November 01, 2012 in News Clips
Dubai: Arab-American votes traditionally go to the Democratic ticket, and will continue to do this year. But this time, they will be fewer than before.
The enthusiasm of the Americans of Arab origins to vote for US president Barack Obama in 2008 presidential elections is expected to decrease in next month’s race, but not to the extent to lean more towards the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, Arab American activists said and polls showed.
“The president’s support among Arab American communities is likely to decline this year,” said Ramzy Baroud, Arab-American Author and Journalist.
And this...Read more Original Article
Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Blog
It’s hard to believe we’re here already, but today marks the beginning of our 10 day countdown before the election. Between now and then, you will receive one email from us each day giving you a new opportunity to make a difference in this final stretch to November 6th.
When the Arab American community came together in Paterson, New Jersey and made a significant impact in a local primary, it set off a fear-mongering campaign against our community’s political participation. Because we refuse to be intimidated or silenced, we issued the following video response:
Because we refuse...Read more
Across the board, we are engaging them in building capacity in these countries. And we have stood on the side of democracy.
One thing I think Americans should be proud of, when Tunisians began to protest, this nation — me, my administration — stood with them earlier than just about any country.
In Egypt we stood on the side of democracy.
In Libya we stood on the side of the people.
We then organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against Iran in history, and it is crippling their economy. Their currency has dropped 80 percent. Their oil production has plunged to the lowest level since they were fighting a war with Iraq 20 years ago. So their economy is in a shambles.
And the reason we did this is because a nuclear Iran is a threat to our national security, and it is a threat to Israel's national security. We cannot afford to have a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world.
Iran is a...Read more
I will stand with Israel if they are attacked. And this is the reason why, working with Israel, we have created the strongest military and intelligence cooperation between our two countries in history.
In fact, this week we'll be carrying out the largest military exercise with Israel in history, this very week. But to the issue of Iran, as long as I'm president of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon. I made that clear when I came into office.
Because we ended the war in Iraq, we were able to refocus our attention on not only the terrorist threat, but also beginning a transition process in Afghanistan.
It also allowed us to refocus on alliances and relationships that had been neglected for a decade.
And Governor Romney, our alliances have never been stronger, in Asia, in Europe, in Africa, with Israel, where we have unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation, including dealing with the Iranian threat.
"But what I've also said is that now that you have a democratically elected government in Egypt, that they have to make sure that they take responsibility for protecting religious minorities. And we have put significant pressure on them to make sure they're doing that; to recognize the rights of women, which is critical throughout the region. These countries can't develop if young women are not given the kind of education that they need. They have to abide by their treaty with Israel. That is a red line for us, because not only is Israel's security at stake, but...Read more