In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation

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

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Why I am not voting for Bauman for CDP Chair

I received messages from Eric Bauman's campaign for the California Democratic Party chair race asking whether I'd support him this weekend. While Eric's positions on most issues are commendable, his stance on BDS is troubling.   Eric attended the Arab American Caucus meeting in Long Beach last year when one of the issues addressed was … Continue reading Why I am not voting for Bauman for CDP 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

Democratic Party of Orange County passes resolution to oppose immigration ban

The Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee passed a resolution on Monday, February 27, 2017.RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO TRUMP IMMIGRATION BAN WHEREAS, On Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump issued an Executive Order that would suspend refugee programs and bar refugees from seven (7) Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, directly threatening the lives … Continue reading Democratic Party of Orange County passes resolution to oppose immigration ban

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

ACCESS welcomes Ahmad Abuznaid as new Director of National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S., is pleased to announce the addition of Ahmad Nabil Abuznaid, Esq. to its leadership staff. Abuznaid joins ACCESS as the new Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)—one of three national institutions belonging to the 46-year-old organization.As a licensed attorney, Abuznaid co-founded … Continue reading ACCESS welcomes Ahmad Abuznaid as new Director of National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)