Bernie Sanders is the First Presidential Candidate to Ever Address the Arab American Caucus

Sen. Bernie Sanders became the first-ever presidential candidate to ever address the California Democratic Party’s Arab American Caucus on Saturday evening during the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco. Iyad Afalqa, chairman of the Caucus and former Sanders delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, introduced him and made that announcement. https://youtu.be/so6CivX169k The Arab … Continue reading Bernie Sanders is the First Presidential Candidate to Ever Address the Arab American Caucus

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

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

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

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