#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

National Voter Registration Day is September 23. Learn how to set up a voter registration drive on your school's campus and see where #YallaVote will be next Tuesday!

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#YallaVote Portal

#YallaVote Portal

Looking for state voter guides, information on Arab American candidates and officials, Yalla Vote gear, or a toolkit for setting up your own voter registration drive? Our #YallaVote portal has all the information you need to get ready for November's elections!

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Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

As Congress reconvenes this month, one of the many issues that remain unsolved is the continued infringement and threat to our civil liberties. Tell your Senators to pass the USA FREEDOM Act now.

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A World Not Ours: Fleifel Tells His Story

Wednesday September 17, 2014

A World Not Ours: Fleifel Tells His Story

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

AAI is proud to sponsor the documentary A World Not Ours (2012) at the fourth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel, the film is a compelling and intimate portrayal of three generations in exile in Lebanon’s Ein el-Helweh refugee camp. Fleifel uses his own video recordings, family archives, and historical footage to tell his story. Read More »

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What You Might Have Missed from the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

Tuesday September 16, 2014

What You Might Have Missed from the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

By now, anyone who has heard of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit that took place in Washington, DC last week undoubtedly knows of the infamous incident involving Senator Ted Cruz. It is unfortunate that the only headlines out of the summit were Senator Cruz’s remarks and the audience’s reaction, as well as a few hit-pieces on the religious leaders in attendance. In an effort to highlight and “remind” people about why these leaders from across the country and the world gathered in DC last week, here are six notable things you might have missed from the IDC summit as Senator Cruz stole the spotlight. Read More »

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For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

Monday September 15, 2014

For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

By Dina Salah-ElDin
Fall Intern, 2014

From Washington, D.C. to Cairo to Hong Kong to Kiev, posting updates from a city square where tens, hundreds, or even tens of thousands are marching for or against a cause or a government has almost become the driving force for much of the activity on social media. Over the past month, Twitter became the center stage from which the militant group known as the Islamic State declared its territorial gains in Iraq and its executions of two American journalists. Read More »

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Rep. Peter King Reminisces About the Good Ol’ Days of (in)Effective NYPD Surveillance

Monday September 15, 2014

Rep. Peter King Reminisces About the Good Ol’ Days of (in)Effective NYPD Surveillance

Up for re-election this November, Peter King (NY 2) is up to his old tricks. Criticizing New York City’s Mayor Jim deBlasio, Rep. King attacked deBlasio’s rollback of NYPD surveillance programs earlier this year. Read More »

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