2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Mike Gravel

Posted on August 20, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

Mike Gravel abandoned his campaign for the Presidency on July 8, 2019.

Mike Gravel was a candidate in the early stages of the Democratic 2020 primary. 

"Former Alaska Senator and anti-war activist Mike Gravel, who announced in April he was running for president in order to get the other 20-something candidates to reckon with American imperialism, has officially declared the end of his run." (8/6/2019, Vox)


2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: John Hickenlooper

Posted on July 30, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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John Hickenlooper pursued a career as a geologist after receiving a master’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in 1980. In 1988, 


2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Steve Bullock

Posted on July 30, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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Steve Bullock has served as...


2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Joe Biden

Posted on July 30, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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August Recess

Posted on July 25, 2019 in Advocacy

Your Member of Congress is home-- it's time to go to work!


For the Love of Democracy

Posted on July 24, 2019 in Countdown Vol 21 No 3: Under The Headlines

How many years does the average special interest group leader serve in prison for undermining our democracy with big money donations to politicians? Zero years, because special interest influence over politicians is 100% legal. But you know who was sentenced to 5 years in prison?  Crystal Mason, a Texas citizen and resident of Tarrant County, who is set to serve time for... trying to vote. Here’s what happened: In 2016, Mason cast a provisional ballot while she was on “federal supervised release,” a preliminary period out of federal prison for those who have completed their time...


Hunter’s Hunt for Bigotry

Remember California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter? When his seat was first challenged by Arab American Ammar Campa-Najjar, Hunter resorted to a campaign of bigotry, releasing an ad portraying his opponent as a member of a plot by “radical Muslims… trying to infiltrate the U.S. government.” Hunter managed to hold on to his seat. But now that prosecutors are accusing him of using hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions on personal expenses, including (get this...) multiple affairs, Hunter’s wife is cooperating with prosecutors. All of this is really bad for Hunter, which...


New Jersey Voter Registration Forms Now Available in Arabic!

Posted by Guest on July 17, 2019 in Blog
While certain municipalities around the country offer Arabic voter registration forms, New Jersey is the first state in the nation to release them statewide.
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2020 Presidential Race Underway

Four years ago, we were overwhelmed trying to report on 17 Republican presidential candidates. But, damn it, the Democrats will not be outdone here, so they’re running… 26 candidates? Oh, two dropped out already? Oh, that’s really nice. Any chance a dozen more could drop out soon, please? There is one super interesting thing about this election though: Israel’s human rights record is part of the conversation. Last month, the New York Times asked all the Democratic candidates to reflect on Israel’s human rights performance, and the responses ranged from "not bad" to "OMG that’s so...


Meet an Arab American Elections Officer

Posted by Maya Chamra on July 02, 2019 in Blog
The process was simple: Nour applied to be a poll worker online and started training immediately. Poll workers are responsible for preparing voting equipment, checking names and IDs of voters, tabulating results, and providing voters with additional assistance.
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