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 …

Joint Statement Calling on Biden to Condemn Israeli plans to Displace Palestinians

The undersigned grassroots and advocacy organizations stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem currently at risk of losing their homes and call on the Biden administration to immediately and publicly condemn the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly displace 1,550 Palestinians  from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Bustan neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem and to …

Arab American Civic Council Welcomes CA Senate Resolution Declaring April Arab American Heritage Month

The Arab American Civic Council applauds the California State Senate for adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 31 on Thursday, April 29, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) with unanimous support. The resolution commemorates the month of April 2021 as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state. In his speech, …

The verdict is in..

The police murder of George Floyd was an unspeakable tragedy. While today’s verdict is welcome news, this was just one officer and one case. Justice will not truly be served until our leaders listen to people’s concerns and address them in a meaningful way. As we celebrate this one ruling, we reaffirm our demand that public officials move on meaningful …