OC Register: Arab American Democrats take stock of political standing

SOURCE: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/arab-593437-american-group.htmlPublished: Dec. 13, 2013 Updated: 8:12 p.m.By KENDRA ABLAZA / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERORANGE – Arab American Democrats of California had its third annual holiday party on Thursday to celebrate the group’s accomplishments in public office this year, and to review areas where members could improve their impact as the 2014 election season approaches.About 40 people attended. Rima … Continue reading OC Register: Arab American Democrats take stock of political standing

2013 a Historic Year for Arab-American Democrats in California

I was pleasantly surprised when Julio Perez of OC Labor Federation tagged me in a Facebook post that linked to an OC Weekly blog, which listed the 'Best 5 People Running for Assembly Delegate' to the California Democratic Party in Orange County. Although Gustavo Arellano was not happy that, according to the article, I'm "a … Continue reading 2013 a Historic Year for Arab-American Democrats in California

It’s Official: Arab American Day Festival Canceled

Since 1996 thousands of Arab-Americans in Southern California enjoyed convening annually in Orange County to celebrate their culture at the Arab American Day Festival held in September each year. Many, however, also complained mostly about the heavy presence of CIA and US Army recruiters, among other things.Last year, I compiled a list of six reasons … Continue reading It’s Official: Arab American Day Festival Canceled

Little Arabia’s Big Moves – Orange County Register

This is the second positive article about Arab Americans in Orange County published in the Orange County Register in less than a week. Today, the front page article of the Anaheim Bulletin was about the thriving businesses in Little Arabia.Click here for the OC Register article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/little-511420-arabia-community.htmlLittle Arabia's Big MovesThe swath on Anaheim's border took root … Continue reading Little Arabia’s Big Moves – Orange County Register

OC Register story on Arab-Americans & Muslims ‘getting more politically active’

Courtesy of the Orange County Register:http://www.ocregister.com/articles/muslims-510876-political-party.htmlA group that was inclined to register Republican, if at all, veers left in a post-9/11 world. By JIM HINCH / FOR THE REGISTERFor many election cycles, the Arab American Caucus of the California Democratic Party gathered in small conference rooms at party conventions, listened to speeches, made a few endorsements … Continue reading OC Register story on Arab-Americans & Muslims ‘getting more politically active’