California Senate Resolution to Honor Arab American Heritage Month passes

The Arab American Civic Council applauds the California State Senate for passing Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 42 today with unanimous support. SCR 42 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California, and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state. The resolution was first announced by the Office of Senator Josh Newman during the Arab …

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Arab Americans in SoCal take part in resistance against Trump’s executive orders

Last Friday evening a Seattle judge instituted a nationwide restraining order against the bigoted executive order to ban travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, which halted its implementation across the entire U.S.  The White House then promised to appeal the decision, but the appeal was denied, allowing the affected immigrants to continue to travel to the U.S. This victory was won because …

Resist Trump’s Executive Orders

The Trump administration is turning the bigoted rhetoric of his presidential campaign into bigoted policy, less than a week into holding office. The proposed ban on Muslims and shut down of our borders are the first steps in a Trump-era agenda that criminalizes entire communities based on their nationality and origin. We are resisting.  We participated in the Women’s March this …