Arab Americans had their most exciting Democratic Party convention

The Arab American Caucus played an important role in the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego, which took place on February 23-25 with many members of the caucus taking leadership roles in several committees, caucuses, and the Party’s Executive Board, and plenty of them running for local, state and federal office. This convention marked … Continue reading Arab Americans had their most exciting Democratic Party convention

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California Democrats vote to oppose bills penalizing boycotts of Israel, endorse bill to protect Palestinian children from arrest and torture

The Progressive, Arab American, and Veterans caucuses issued the following press release today: On Sunday, Feb. 25, at their annual convention in San Diego, California Democrats approved a set of positions on opening legislation that include opposition to S 720/HR 1697, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a federal bill that would impose draconian penalties for boycotts … Continue reading California Democrats vote to oppose bills penalizing boycotts of Israel, endorse bill to protect Palestinian children from arrest and torture

These African American Cultural Figures Stand with Ahed Tamimi and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle

The Dream Defenders , a Florida-based organization founded in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder that works on issues including ending police brutality, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and supporting solidarity with Palestinians, issued the following statement today: On December 15th, 2017, 15-year-old Mohammad Tamimi was shot in the face by an Israeli soldier while participating in an unarmed … Continue reading These African American Cultural Figures Stand with Ahed Tamimi and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle

In Massachusetts, a Victory for the Right to Boycott

Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature on Thursday, February 8, when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel. The legislature’s Joint State Administration and Regulatory Oversight … Continue reading In Massachusetts, a Victory for the Right to Boycott

“Middle Eastern or North African” Census category rejected

In the aftermath of Friday's decision, Arab American organizations released statements opposing the Census Bureau's rejection of the MENA category. AAI & ADC released the statements below. Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census: Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau … Continue reading “Middle Eastern or North African” Census category rejected

ADC Strongly Condemns New Orleans City Council for Rescinding Human Rights Resolution

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the nation’s largest Arab-American civil rights organization, strongly condemns the New Orleans City Council for rescinding Resolution 18-5, which upheld New Orleans’ commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite what detractors had claimed, the resolution neither mandates any political program nor is it concerned with foreign affairs. It … Continue reading ADC Strongly Condemns New Orleans City Council for Rescinding Human Rights Resolution

14-yr old’s surprise Palestine speech at Women’s March LA

Women for Palestine L.A.'s open letter and the Palestinian American Women's Association boycott inspired several powerful on-stage statements yesterday at #WMLA, and prominent media coverage. Melina Abdullah, Chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal-State LA and Black Lives Matter-LA organizer, gave a rousing speech on the main stage. Then, in a surprise move, she handed the … Continue reading 14-yr old’s surprise Palestine speech at Women’s March LA