COVID-19 Has Impacted Everything

Posted by Ryan J. Suto on March 23, 2020 in Blog

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, as we have all been inundated with tragedies, statistics, advisories, updates, and new government measures to fight the virus. Congress has moved at lightning speed to address the epidemic. In total, since Feb. 28, 40 pieces of legislation focusing on COVID-19 have been introduced. And while more relief is in negotiation, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act have already been passed, the latter of which is a 43-page law that was introduced in the House on March 11 and signed into law...

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Three Cheers for the Arab Americans on Yesterday’s Ballot

Posted by Heba Mohammad on November 06, 2019 in Blog

Yesterday’s election saw a large number of Arab Americans of varying backgrounds on the ballot, many of whom won their races, and all of whom ran impressive, responsive campaigns.

Virginia saw a number of Arab American victories in the House of Delegates. Three incumbents, Sam Rasoul (D-11), Hala Ayala (D-51), and newest member Ibraheem Samirah (D-86) all won reelection, joining the wave of Democrats elected and reelected in Virginia to turn the state over the Democratic Party control for the first time since 1993. The bump in voter turnout was markedly higher than previous years, leading to a...

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