Fullerton elects first Muslim LGBTQ official in U.S. history

Ahmad Zahra is an Arab American film producer elected to Fullerton City Council

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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‚Äôs 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

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

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