New Hampshire Primary Brings Out Party Divides

Posted by Nadia Aziz on February 10, 2016 in Blog
As the 2016 primary season is shifting into gear, yesterday’s primary in New Hampshire seemed to flip the status quo upside down, demonstrating stark divisions within both the Republican and Democratic parties.
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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Two Arab American Families Play Prominent Role in New Hampshire Politics

Posted by Joan Hanna on February 08, 2016 in Blog

New Hampshire might be the last place one would expect two Arab American households to establish revered political legacies, and on opposite sides of the aisle no less. But in truth, New Hampshire is not only a key electoral state known for setting the tone for presidential primaries, but it is also the home of two Arab American families that are predominant on the political scene: the Shaheen and the Sununu families. Bill Shaheen is an attorney and former District Court Judge, a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton, married to former...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of February 5

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 05, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

 

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Countdown Vol. 14 No.4: Let’s Get In Formation

Posted on February 04, 2016 in Countdown
This week in Countdown: New Hampshire results are in and they are surprising; FBI debuts new CVE computer game to serious criticism; Egypt's Foreign Minister was in DC; DOJ files suit against Ferguson, MO; Beyonce shows us what a powerful formation can be.
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A Flip of a Coin (Literally)

Posted by Mahmoud Abunie on February 02, 2016 in Blog

Less than twenty-four hours ago, the 2016 presidential primaries kicked into high gear. As the country tuned in to see the results of the “first in the country” caucus, expectations were high – and rightfully so.

Media outlets had long-focused on who would lead each party in the wake of the ever important Iowa Caucus – which involved for the Democrats, a coin-flip. Secretary Hilary Clinton, who lost Iowa in 2008 to President Obama, was looking to rebound her efforts with a defeat of Senator Bernie Sanders.

Many expected a candidate from each party to stand...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of January 29

Posted by Joan Hanna on January 29, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

 

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Dr. Zogby addresses Iowa Crowds ahead of the Caucus

Posted by Meredith Pahowka on January 29, 2016 in Blog
Just a few days before the “first in the nation” Iowa Caucuses, AAI President Dr. James Zogby headed to Iowa City in order to speak to Iowans about the significance of political discourse regarding the Arab world and Islam. On Wednesday, January 27, Dr. Zogby addressed an audience at the University of Iowa on the 2016 Presidential Candidate’s failures to address issues that are critical to Arab Americans.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of January 15

Posted by Joan Hanna on January 15, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of January 8

Posted by Shadi Matar on January 08, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters. Anti-BDS Bill Introduced in California Assemblyman Travis Allen (R, CA) introduced...

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How One Syrian American Became My Trump Antidote

Posted by Nadia Aziz on January 07, 2016 in Blog
2015 brought many challenges for the Arab American and American Muslim communities. The presidential primary season kicked into gear, and along with it came a fresh wave of bigotry. In the face of so much hate, it's hard not to become discouraged. But, even when faced with this climate of hate and fear, I'm not discouraged from engaging in the 2016 election. In fact, I am excited.
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