Meet Our 2021/22 Transformative Leaders Fellows

Amin Nash is currently a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University, majoring in English. His research is focused on the American imagination, specifically the imagination produced by Arab and Muslim American authors. Amin reads canon American authors, such as Twain and Fitzgerald side-by-side Arab and Muslim American voices in an effort to diversify and discover new perspectives of America’s story.  …

Organizations Call For Lebanon TPS Designation

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The Arab American Civic Council joined nearly 100 partner organizations, to officially request DHS Secretary Mayorkas, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Lebanon in light of severe economic collapse, a health crisis, and an unstable political climate that poses a threat to the personal safety and well-being of Lebanese civilians. The letter was led by …

300+ organizations and faith groups tell Biden: support Afghan refugees

Today, Refugee Council USA sent a letter to President Biden on behalf of 346 national, state, and local organizations and faith groups around the country, including the Arab American Civic Council, demanding the administration support all Afghans in need of humanitarian protection. Across organizations and communities one thing is clear: we are ready to welcome and support Afghan refugees.

First SoCal Congressmember to co-sponsor the Palestinian Children and Families Act

Finally, some good news from a local Representative. Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents California’s 27th district, is the first Southern California-based Member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 2590 The Palestinian Children and Families Act. Please take a moment to call and email Rep. Chu to thank her for her courageous stance. Call Representative Judy Chu at (202) 225-5464 and thank her for defending human rights in …

Aliso Viejo Council drops pro-Israel resolution after backlash from community

Due to pressure from multiple community groups including hundreds of phone calls and emails sent by community members to the Aliso Viejo City Council prior to the June 2nd meeting, the author of the pro-apartheid resolution Councilman Mike Munzing decided to drop his proposed resolution from the agenda (item 6.2), which demonized Palestinians and conflated criticism of Israel’s apartheid and …