Just to Reiterate, Bigotry Has No Place in the Public Discourse

Posted by Arab American Institute on September 18, 2015 in Blog

 Last night, Donald Trump’s exchange at a New Hampshire town hall meeting revealed anti-Muslim bigotry which should have no place in this election or any public discourse in our country. You can watch the whole thing here on CSPAN in case you missed it. The moment captured three things: willful ignorance about the faith and citizenship of the President of the United States; fear mongering about American Muslims; and the growing normalization of anti-Muslim and often anti-Arab bigotry not only in the limited setting of Trump’s town hall, but in the mainstream conversation surrounding regrettable events like this.

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of September 14th

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on September 18, 2015 in Blog
This week on Yalla Vote's 2016 election news roundup: Senate races in Ohio and Illinois intensify, Arab American Darin LaHood goes to Congress, and Party leaders in Congress face major challenges to their positions of power.
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Arab Americans on the Ballot

Posted on September 11, 2015 in Arab Americans in Political Life

   

The Arab American Institute proudly recognizes Arab Americans running for elected office across the country. From local school boards, to the United States House of Representatives, Arab Americans are serving their communities and our country in innumerable capacities. Head over to our Roster of Arab Americans in Public Service and Political Life for a list of those currently in office. 2016 Arab American Candidates Name State Running for District...


Debate Season Sadness: The RNC & DNC’s Difficult 2015 Summer

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on September 10, 2015 in Blog

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) do not see eye to eye on most policy issues, but they both can agree that this summer has not been kind to them. As the RNC & DNC look ahead to the rest of the year, they must address how they handle the presidential debates, which are critical opportunities for voters to learn more about the candidates' positions.

For the RNC, the first party sanctioned debate served as the catalyst for the party’s first summertime woes.  The Fox News’ debate...

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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of August 31st

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on September 08, 2015 in Blog
This week on the Yalla Vote election news round up: problems with voting machines in Ohio, accusations of voter fraud in Texas, Michigan is luring 2016 hopefuls, and how to get involved with AAI and the 2016 elections!
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of August 24th

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on August 28, 2015 in Blog
In this week's Yalla Vote election news roundup: expanded voting rights in California, races to watch in New York, decommissioned voting machines in Virginia, and all the drama around DNC and RNC debates.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of August 17th

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on August 21, 2015 in Blog
Ohio considers redistricting law, Texas rules on voting rights, Florida redraws key districts for 2016, Massachusetts sets early primary date, Pennsylvania now considered a 2016 Toss-Up state.
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The First GOP Debates

Posted by Hunter Headapohl on August 10, 2015 in Blog
Last night was a night of non-stop action for political aficionados, with the first round of GOP debates. Those who didn’t make the cut for the prime-time debate participated in a separate debate. While this is ostensibly many candidates’ first exposure to the broader American public, a lot of their rhetoric bears resemblance to their earlier statements, which the Arab American Institute has been compiling over the last few months.
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Stand Against Bigotry and for American Values in the 2016 Election

Posted on August 07, 2015 in Action Alerts
The good news is that most of the candidates discussed issues. The bad news is at least four chose to resort to tired bigotry to appeal to voters.
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Good News and Bad News from Last Night's GOP Debate

Posted by Arab American Institute on August 07, 2015 in Blog

Seventeen candidates running for the Republican Party nomination debated last night. The good news is that most discussed issues. The bad news is at least four chose to resort to tired bigotry to appeal to voters. The statements you see above aren’t satirical; they’re not from fringe politicians, or...


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