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AmeriCorps VISTA: Brittany Burns

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members are placed at the National Network for Arab American Communities' (NNAAC) member organizations to develop new programs, recruit volunteers and seek program funding. 

Get to know Brittany Burns, one of our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA members, in our interview with her below!

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We must maintain our spirit of advocacy, leadership

In the past year, we have witnessed one of the most contentious and emotional political races in our country’s history. Throughout this presidential election, we have been forced to reevaluate the values and ideals that define our nation. What we have learned is that, now, more than ever, we need to come together to uphold our shared values of freedom and equality for all. 

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'If you weren't here, I wouldn’t have registered to vote'

By Becca Tabor
National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) Intern

image2_-_Copy.JPGBefore I get to the good stuff, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Becca, and I joined ACCESS earlier this year as an intern with the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), one of ACCESS' national institutions. I’m currently studying social work, and I hope to someday become involved in community organizing and policy, particularly around U.S. foreign policy related to immigration and global poverty. I feel really fortunate to be working with everyone here at NNAAC, and I am looking forward to learning more and engaging with the community over the next year.

And now for the main purpose of this post: voter registration!

We witnessed such an important presidential election this year and it was in the heat of it that I started my internship. My first task was working on voter registration. Although I am a big proponent of everyone participating in elections, I had never actually registered people before my internship at NNAAC. The first day I went out to register people I was at Monroe County Community College. I was surprised at how many people were eager to register, and in just three hours I had registered 24 new voters!

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We're hiring! Here's a list of jobs at NNAAC

Are you interested in working with us at the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and our program TAKE ON HATE? Take a look at our job openings below and apply today!

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Why should you support MENA?

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Currently, Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent are not counted in federal data, and must choose to define themselves as Black or African American, White, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native. With a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region category, our communities will be able to identify along new ethnic terms and, in addition, specify which subgroup or nationality they belong to.

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AmeriCorps VISTA: Megan Lewis

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members are placed at the National Network for Arab American Communities' (NNAAC) member organizations to develop new programs, recruit volunteers and seek program funding. 

Get to know Megan Lewis, one of our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA members, in our interview with her below!

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AmeriCorps VISTA: Christina Williams

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members are placed at the National Network for Arab American Communities' (NNAAC) member organizations to develop new programs, recruit volunteers and seek program funding. 

Get to know Christina Williams, one of our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA members, in our interview with her below!

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Debate Watch Party #TakeOnHateWithYourVote

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Join us to watch and discuss the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Candidates will be asked about “achieving prosperity,” “securing America" and “America’s direction."#TakeOnHateWithYourVote

Click here for the Facebook event.

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TODAY! Tell Congress you stand with refugees

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Congress is considering legislation that would severely limit funding to protect and serve refugees in the United States and overseas. As we approach two historic summits on refugee protection by the United Nations and President Obama this month, we need the U.S. government to show bold leadership. 

Join us TODAY for a national call-in to make your voice heard and tell Congress to increase refugee protection and resettlement. At a time when there are over 65 million displaced people in the world, the largest refugee crisis in history, we cannot allow this legislation to pass. Today, tell Congress to support welcoming communities and to help refugees integrate and thrive.

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We’ve awarded $155,000 in grants to our members this year!

We’re thrilled to announce that 2016 has been one of our largest re-granting years to date. In total, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) has distributed $155,000 in funds back to our member organizations this year. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

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