AACC Urges Members of Congress to protect our free speech rights

AACC sends letter to Orange County Members of Congress expressing its disappointment for lending legitimacy to attacks on free speech rights. The Arab American Civic Council, an Orange County-based grassroots community organization, sent a letter today to the Orange County Congressional delegation expressing its disappointment for their votes to support H.Res.246 — a resolution that condemns the BDS Movement. The letter …

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Meet Our Summer Intern!

The Arab American Civic Council welcomes its summer 2019 intern to the team. Sabrina Afana is a third-year Political Science major at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As a Palestinian-American involved in UCSC’s Students for Justice in Palestine and Muslim Student Association, Sabrina gained a lot of insight into organizing. Interning with I Know I Can! in Ramallah, Palestine, …

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.  …

We Made History!! 100+ Proclamations for Arab American Heritage Month

The Arab American community nationwide made history this April after more than 100 proclamations were issued to recognize April as Arab American Heritage Month. While this is the 4th year the Arab American Civic Council advocates locally to recognize the month, it was the first time this effort has been coordinated nationally. Spearheaded by our friends at ArabAmerica.com, a National …