Florida's Arab American Community Remains Active in 2019

Posted by Basma Alawee on April 17, 2019 in Blog

March was a busy month for the Arab community in Jacksonville, Florida as residents focused on both the mayoral election and the beginning of the legislative session. 

There were several opportunities for residents to meet the mayoral candidates and ask them questions ahead of the March 19th election. The Arab American community had a strong presence in these spaces. Through the questions posed to the candidates, a few themes became apparent, including public safety and a desire to spend taxpayer money responsibly.  

Some of the questions Jacksonville residents asked include: 

What is your solution to violent crime in our community? 

Would you increase funding for the police department? 

Do you favor...

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Architects of Democracy Convene at Blueprint Conference

Posted by Haley Arata on November 29, 2018 in Blog

By Ibrahim Diallo and Haley Arata

On Tuesday, November 27, the Arab American Institute (AAI) was invited to participate in a panel discussion at Common Cause'sBlueprint for a Great Democracy Conference. The topic, Preparing Election Administration and Election Protection for 2020, was also addressed by speakers from Common Cause, Vote@Home, and the Brennan Center for Justice, who each shared important takeaways from the 2018 midterm elections and strategies for 2020. Elena Nunez, Director of State Operations & Ballot Measure Strategies at Common Cause, moderated the panel discussion, which featured Myrna Perez, Deputy Director of the Democracy Initiative at the...

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