We will not be marginalized in the 2020 Census

Arab American Civic Council board Chairman Raad Ghantous sent a message to the community today to encourage their participation in the 2020 Census and ensure that the Arab community is fairly and completely counted. Here’s the body of the email that was sent out today: President Trump announced on Wednesday that his Administration would give up its attempts to add an …

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Peter Aziz answers 6 questions about his Fellowship experience

Our 2018-2019 Transformative Leaders Fellowship just concluded.  This year the Arab American Civic Council had the pleasure to host Peter Aziz, a second-year Masters Candidate from the Graduate school of Public Policy and Public Administration at  CSULB, as a fellow.  The Fellowship program, developed and organized nationally by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is a leadership development …

Local Groups Condemn Los Angeles Mayor’s Endorsement of Jerusalem as Site for U.S. Embassy

The Arab American Civic Council joined the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), the Los Angeles chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Los Angeles Chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN), the Friends of Sabeel, North America (FOSNA), and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California in condemning Los …

State and National Groups Call On Governor Newsom to Reject and Dismantle California’s PVE Program

Today, a statewide coalition of over sixty community, student, and civil rights groups, supported by national organizations throughout the country, issued a letter to the Governor of California demanding that his office reject and dismantle the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services’ (Cal OES) Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) program and all similar Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs throughout the state.  …