Countdown Vol. 14 No. 1: Let the Games...Continue

Posted on January 07, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: 2016 has finally come, Saudi Arabia executes a Shia cleric, the Department of Ed gives a lesson on discrimination, surveillance dragnet catches Congress being hypocritical, President Obama takes action on gun control.
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Leadership or Pandering: Grading Our Elected Officials

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Blog

One of the many ways we are ghting intolerance is by holding public of cials accountable for the rhetoric they espouse. The Arab American Institute’s “Leadership or Pandering” series examines statements made by policymakers and candidates as they address divisive issues that provide clear opportunities to stand against bigotry. Though not comprehensive, and while no of cial can be judged fairly by any single action or statement, we hope that it will provide a useful look at the debate and its participants.

This edition of “Leadership or Pandering” examines xenophobia and...

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New AAI Poll: "American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims 2015"

Posted on December 21, 2015 in Reports
Click here to read AAI's latest tracking poll on American attitudes towards Arab and Muslims
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of December 18

Posted by Joan Hanna on December 18, 2015 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 December 11

Posted by Shadi Matar on December 11, 2015 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.   Rep. Loretta Sanchez Draws Criticism

Representative Loretta Sanchez...

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It's Time for RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to Lead

Posted by Arab American Institute on December 08, 2015 in Blog
When asked about Donald Trump's most recent comments, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated: "I don't agree." For the leader of the RNC, that's not enough.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of December 4

Posted by Joan Hanna on December 04, 2015 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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We Have Gone Temporarily Mad, Again

Posted on November 23, 2015 in Washington Watch

It has been frightening to listen to the intolerant and near hysterical tone of the debate over admitting Syrian refugees into America. Despite the fact that conflating refugees with terrorism is irrational and bigoted, this notion has spread quickly with: most of the Republican presidential aspirants making frighteningly bigoted statements about refugees or Muslims, in general; more than 30 governors saying that they will not accept Syrians in their states; and 289 Members of Congress voting to restrict the ability of the President to fulfill his goal of increasing the...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of November 16

Posted by Joan Hanna on November 20, 2015 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. Governor Snyder First in Wave of Anti Refugee Sentiments Governor Rick Snyder...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of November 9

Posted by Shadi Matar on November 13, 2015 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news from 12 states with the highest concentration of Arab Americans 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.   Florida Supreme Court Redraws District Lines This week the Florida Supreme Court heard the last oral arguments that would decide the...

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