Posted by Guest on June 19, 2019 in Blog
AAI staff and Spring 2019 interns participated in a rally at the Supreme Court on the day of oral arguments in the case.
On June 17, 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed the case Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, in which the Virginia House of Delegates tried to appeal a lower court decision which declared the 2011 Virginia House district maps were unconstitutional as a result of racial gerrymandering.
This case dates back to 2014, when a group of Virginia voters alleged that the Republican-controlled Virginia...Read more
Posted by Ryan Suto on May 30, 2019 in Blog
Members of AAIF’s Leadership Council Visit Tunisia as part of the Inaugural Cohort of the U.S.-MENA Experiential Partnership
Posted by Tess Waggoner on March 30, 2019 in Blog
The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) led a delegation of 10 Arab American elected officials and policy practitioners on an experiential learning trip to Tunisia between March 7 and 18th, 2019. The trip was part of the inaugural peer cohort of the U.S.- Tunisia Peer Exchange Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The US peer delegation traveling to Tunisia was led by AAIF Executive Director, Maya Berry, and included 10 current and former Arab American elected officials and policy practitioners, who were matched with 14 newly elected Tunisian municipal officials from Tunis, Dar Chaabane El Fehri and the city of Sfax, Tunisia. This innovative year-long peer exchange program is a unique, one of a kind learning initiative designed to support newly elected public officials in Tunisia as they work to create a more transparent and responsive society.