Posted on November 04, 2015 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
This week's guest is Maya Berry, Executive Director of the Arab American Institute. In 1996 she established AAI’s first Government Relations department, which she led for 5 years before becoming Legislative Director for House Minority Whip David Bonior, where she developed policies on international relations, human rights, trade, and immigration. Berry started her career in public service working for ACCESS, the nation's oldest and largest Arab American human services non-profit. Berry is also the founder of MidAmr Group, a private consulting firm dedicated...Read more
Posted on November 03, 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...
Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on October 30, 2015 in Blog
Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on October 28, 2015 in Blog
AAI’s National Leadership Conference was pleased to have Amy Dacey offer remarks highlighting the Democratic National Committee’s inclusivity and stance on issues that matter to the Arab American community. Ms. Dacey’s remarks can be watched in full below. Amy Dacey is the CEO of the Democratic National Committee. Dacey began her career at the National Foundation of Women Legislators. During the 2000 election cycle she was the Deputy Political Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She then served as the Deputy Political Director on the Democratic Senatorial Committee for the 2002 election cycle; the National Political Director of...Read more
Posted by Rawan Elbaba on October 23, 2015 in Blog
Posted on October 02, 2015 in Countdown
Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on September 25, 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.
It’s National Voter Registration Day – but Where are the Young Voters?
Posted by Nadia Aziz on September 23, 2015 in Blog
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.
We’re pleased to...Read more