Even though Trump's hateful rhetoric against immigrants, Muslims, Arabs, refugees and others is intended to intimidate them out of public life, it has in fact encouraged more to get involved and even run for office. A recent Buzzfeed article featured several Muslims running for office in various parts of the nation, but missed these 3 … Continue reading Trump’s Anti-Arab rhetoric convinced these 3 Arab Americans to run for office
Following offensive social media comments by California Democratic Party Credentials Committee Co-Chair Neal Zaslavsky, CDP Chairman Eric Bauman released the following statement: “As we made clear last week, we must hold ourselves accountable when it comes to ensuring that our California Democratic Party is a place where everyone can participate and contribute their time, energy … Continue reading Ultra-Zionist ousted from Democratic Party committee
Today, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging an anti-BDS law in Kansas. The Kansas law requires prospective state contractors to certify that they do not support boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns for Palestinian rights. The lawsuit challenges the Kansas law on First Amendment grounds, arguing that political boycotts, like boycotts for Palestinian rights, are protected by … Continue reading Lawsuit challenges unconstitutional anti-BDS bill in Kansas
If you missed the Arab American Civic Council's second annual Arab American Heritage Gala on April 22, 2017 in Laguna Hills, California, watch Dena Takruri's entire speech here. The AJ+ Senior Presenter received the "Truth in Media" award for her courageous reporting on refugees, Palestine, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, and more.
During California Democratic Party's 2017 convention, the Arab American Caucus of the Party elected its first ever openly gay executive committee member. Ahmad Zahra, a delegate from the 65th Assembly District, was elected Southern California Vice Chair. Zahra is a Syrian-American Fullerton-based filmmaker who was elected delegated this past January. The election of the Arab … Continue reading CA Dem Party’s Arab Caucus elects its first ever LGBTQ Vice Chair
Delegates to the annual convention of the country’s largest state Democratic Party Sunday approved a resolution (see page 4) decrying the failure of U.S administrations to back-up measured criticism of Israel’s occupation “with actual steps to change the status quo and bring about a real peace process.” It calls on Washington to work through the … Continue reading In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation