Trump’s Anti-Arab rhetoric convinced these 3 Arab Americans to run for office

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

Ultra-Zionist ousted from Democratic Party committee

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

CA Dem Party’s Arab Caucus elects its first ever LGBTQ Vice Chair

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

Senator Newman’s Resolution to Honor Arab American Heritage Month in California Passes Senate

Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 42 passed the California State Senate today with unanimous support. SCR 42 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California, and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state. “SCR 42 is part of a broader effort toward creating awareness and paying respect to the … Continue reading Senator Newman’s Resolution to Honor Arab American Heritage Month in California Passes Senate

Rep. Gutierrez guest for Trump speech American-born daughter of Palestinian refugees

Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) announced today that his guest for the President’s address to a joint session of Congress on February 28 will be Ms. Fidaa Rashid, a Chicago immigration attorney who works with a mostly Middle Eastern clientele – those most directly targeted by Trump’s Muslim Ban. Ms. Rashid was … Continue reading Rep. Gutierrez guest for Trump speech American-born daughter of Palestinian refugees