Congress introduces bill to block Trump’s Muslim Ban

The Arab American Civic Council applauds Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for introducing companion bills in the House and Senate to block the implementation of President Trump’s executive order blocking travel from five majority Muslim countries. The bills, H.R. 810 and S. 246, would prohibit the use of any funds or fees to implement Executive Order …

In Washington, Arab Americans met for Congressional briefing and rallied against the Muslim Ban

On April 24 the Arab American Civic Council Executive Director Rashad Al-Dabbagh and Transformative Leaders Fellow Johanna Mustafa traveled to Washington, DC for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) Arab American Leadership Days, organized in part with the Arab American Institute, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Network for Arab American Professionals.   Our cohort had the opportunity to …

AACC takes part in Arab American Leadership Days in Washington DC

The Arab American Civic Council participated in the Arab American Leadership Days on April 26-28 in Washington D.C. During these three busy but inspiring days, more than 20 National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) member organizations – in partnership with the AAI, ADC, and NAAP – gathered in D.C. for seminars and meetings with partners and elected officials. Representatives …

What these candidates for US Congress said when asked about justice in Palestine

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the Orange County LULAC Foundation and OC NAACP held the first 46th congressional district debate in Garden Grove. Here’s what the candidates answered when they were asked “What will you do to support peace and justice for Palestinians?“. One of these four candidates may replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who’s running for US Senate. The district includes …