#YallaVote This Super Tuesday!

Posted by Heba Mohammad on March 03, 2020 in Blog

March 3, 2020 is Super Tuesday, and 14 U.S. states & territories are casting ballots today. Of those states, four of them---California, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia---have large populations of Arab Americans that are expected to #YallaVote at the polls. With high voter turnout expected, the #YallaVote Voter Protection Hotline is at the ready to support voters who have any questions or run into issues at the polls. Call the #YallaVote Hotline at 844-YALLA-US (925-5287), and learn more about today's elections in California, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia.


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2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Tom Steyer

Posted on October 14, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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Thomas F. Steyer is an American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser. Steyer is the founder and former co-senior-managing-partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank, which...

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...

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...

Election Central

Posted by Tess Waggoner on June 26, 2019 in Blog

Presidential debate season is already upon us. This evening, in the first of two nights of back-to-back programming, contenders for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination will face off in a crowded #DemDebate pool to articulate their visions for the future of our nation under their leadership.  

Like the candidates, we will be rolling out new resources and materials as the campaigns get underway to help you keep track of it all. 

We are kicking off debate season with the launch of our 2020 Presidential Candidate Tracker, a tool designed to help inform voters about what statements candidates have made and where...

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2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Tulsi Gabbard

Posted on June 26, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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Tulsi Gabbard is a Democratic 

2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Warren

Posted on June 26, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles

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Elizabeth Warren has been serving as a senior...

Key Issues

Posted on June 26, 2019 in ELECTION CENTRAL 2020

AAI tracks the official and campaign-trail statements of each presidential candidate on the issues we care about most.

Scroll on for our take on these 12 issues, and why they are so central for our community.


Democracy Reforms

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Bigoted Speech

Hate Crime

A Narrow Win Against Racial Gerrymandering: Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill

Posted by Guest on June 19, 2019 in Blog

AAI staff and Spring 2019 interns participated in a rally at the Supreme Court on the day of oral arguments in the case.

On June 17, 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed the case Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, in which the Virginia House of Delegates tried to appeal a lower court decision which declared the 2011 Virginia House district maps were unconstitutional as a result of racial gerrymandering. 

This case dates back to 2014, when a group of Virginia voters alleged that the Republican-controlled Virginia...

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Arab Americans on the Ground in 2016: Arab Americans “Vike the Vote” with Yalla Vote in Cleveland

Posted by Joan Hanna on October 12, 2016 in Blog

  Arab American students at Cleveland State University participated in a get out the vote event on Monday, October 10th, one day before Ohio’s registration deadline. The voter registration drive was held in collaboration with AAI’s Yalla Vote campaign, CSU’s Student Government Association (SGA), Arab Student Union, Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha (Cleveland chapter). “The idea,” said Malek Khawam, a Senior at CSU and current SGA President, “was to reach all segments of our diverse campus.” They did just...

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