2016 Election News Roundup: Week of July 6th

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on July 10, 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 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 Invalidates Congressional Redistricting

The Florida Supreme Court threw out parts of the state’s congressional map on Thursday, ruling that state lawmakers violated...

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Posted on June 02, 2015 in Arab American Institute
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Palestinian flag-raising is highlight of heritage week in Paterson

Posted by on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

PATERSON — A throng of more than 600 sang the Palestinian anthem and cheered as the Palestinian flag was raised at Paterson City Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Women garbed in hijabs and embroidered dresses and men in keffiyehs participated in the third annual raising of the green, black, red and white flag, in an event sponsored by the Arab American Civic Organization. The crowd waves Palestinian and American flags as Laila Ghannam, the governor of Ramallah, speaks during the ceremony on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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Make Sure You’re Counted - Tell the Census Bureau You Support the MENA Checkbox

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Action Alerts

Last month, the US Census Bureau announced that it will be testing the MENA category for inclusion in the 2020 Census. This is a vitally important measure to correct the problematic under count of our community. Now that the Census Bureau has officially announced it's plans to test the category over the course of 2015, the Bureau is soliciting public opinions on the MENA category's inclusion.

Please join our campaign to support the MENA category's inclusion on the 2020 Census by contacting the Federal Registrar now.

To read more about our efforts to include the MENA category on the 2020...

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Yalla Vote 2014 Voter Guides

Posted on September 10, 2014 in Arab American Institute

                                    

                                           

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Half Good, Half Bad

Posted on April 03, 2014 in Countdown
Countdown is not exactly known for its coverage of uplifting and inspiring stories. Politics, especially in our line of work, is rather messy. This edition contains some uplifting information and, sorry to say, some frustrating news.
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Gabr Fellows Sit Down with HuffPost Live

Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Blog

By Marc Sabbagh Fall Intern, 2013

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Four participants of the inaugural class of Shafik Gabr Fellows sat down with HuffPost Live yesterday to talk about the prestigious program and their misconceptions and newfound realizations about the United States and Egypt. The fellowship incorporates discussion sessions, action projects and trips to Egypt and the United States. Back in June, the 10 American fellows visited Egypt, all for the first time.

“I never knew the depth of Egyptian history and how much contribution they made to the world. In the discussions with my friends, [we saw the desire] to...

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Gabr Fellowship Brings Together Egyptian and American Leaders to Listen, Engage and Impact

Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Blog

By Marc Sabbagh Fall Intern, 2013

With a foot in two countries and knowledge of the inner workings of politics in two regions, Arab Americans uniquely understand that dialogue, discussion and engagement are necessary tools in improving the poor state of U.S.-Arab affairs and bridging the divide between two seemingly different regions and cultures.

On Saturday, AAI President James Zogby conveyed a message his mother taught him to 22 young professionals from the United States and Egypt. He said: “If you want someone to listen to you, listen to them first.” The young leaders Dr. Zogby addressed...

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Upcoming Elections

Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Blog

New Jersey is one of only two states that have elections every year. But this year, New Jersey residents will be going to the polls twice in 3 weeks.

Following the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg in June, Gov. Chris Christie called for a special election on October 16, 2013 to fill the vacant Senate seat.  The election date quickly became a hot-button issue. Democrats wanted the Senate election to be held on November 5, when New Jersey voters go to the polls to elect 120 state legislators and the...

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Arab Americans Meet with White House and NSC on Israel/Palestine

Posted on August 13, 2013 in Countdown
No doubt you’re aware that ongoing US-brokered negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are underway this week. Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his job to get both sides to the table. In addition to Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary Kerry and the White House are bringing Arab Americans into the conversation. Last Friday, Secretary Kerry and White House National Security adviser Susan Rice met with Arab American leaders at the White House to discuss the negotiations.
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