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NNAAC welcomes newest member: Palestinian American Community Center

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is proud to announce it has recently grown to include members in 12 states across the country with the induction of our newest member, the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC). Welcome to the Network!

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We call for solidarity with Belgium, Turkey and all others who have suffered attacks

The National Network for Arab American Communities and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE are shocked by today’s bombings in Brussels, Belgium. With similar attacks in Ankara, Turkey and Paris, France in recent months, the world has seen an increase in terrorist activity. We do not believe that violence is ever justifiable, nor is it the answer to combating hateful acts. 

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Let freedom ring! Historic black church challenges nation to ring long-stilled bell

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Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg will restore a church bell silent since segregation and let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month. The National Network for Arab Americans (NNAAC) and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE will participate in thisLet Freedom Ring Campaign.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who prayed in our church, said that freedom rings. A silent bell represents unfinished work of freedom and equality. This bell, in this sacred and historic church, will be silent no more.” — Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church

NNAAC, a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations, is honored to support a campaign that brings issues of racism and civil rights to the forefront. NNAAC and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE have been invited to be a part of the first to ring the restored bell of the First Baptist Church on Feb. 1, 2016, and have vowed to take the challenge and spread the word.

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NNAAC supports Supreme Court decision to review Obama's immigration plan

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review President Barack Obama's immigration program. The program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), had been stalled in court for months because of a state judge's actions that temporarily halted its progress. 

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President Obama reminds Americans to respect every faith, not to be influenced by fear

At his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said exactly what the American people need to hear in what has become a hostile political climate. He called on Americans to reject the targeting of people based solely on race or religion and clearly stated that vilifying Muslims, both abroad and citizens of the U.S., is un-American.  

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Raids on homes of Central American families must stop

The United States’ reported plan to raid the homes of and deport recently arrived Central American families is appalling. The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) calls on President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security to immediately halt the execution of this plan.

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Elected and community leaders stand united in opposition to anti-refugee bill before US Senate

Public urged to encourage elected officials to keep doors open to Syrian and Iraqi refugees

DEARBORN, Mich.—Community leaders, individuals and elected officials came together today at the ACCESS headquarters—the largest Arab American nonprofit in the U.S.—to oppose the anti-refugee rhetoric and legislation that is causing Michigan and local communities to deny humanitarian efforts to refugees.  

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Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner speaks at a media conference Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at ACCESS headquarters—the largest Arab American nonprofit in the U.S.—to oppose the anti-refugee rhetoric and legislation that is causing Michigan and local communities to deny humanitarian efforts to refugees. Behind him (left to right) are: Fayrouz Saad, Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Detroit; State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit); ACCESS Executive Director Hassan Jaber; Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President; and Donnell R. White, Executive Director of the Detroit Branch NAACP. See more photos here.

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Elected officials to join national Arab American network, anti-hate campaign in support of Syrian, Iraqi refugees

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Public called on to contact local, state and national elected leaders to keep doors open to refugees

DEARBORN, Mich.—The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE invite you to a media conference regarding HR 4038, a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the door to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. 

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NNAAC among 25 groups demanding elected leaders stand in support of refugees

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The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), its member organizations and the undersigned groups and individuals stand together in uniting our communities against hate and violence. We grieve for the victims of the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad and across the world and wish peace for all. 

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Change Makers Dinner to honor remarkable contributions of national Arab American leaders

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Honorees to be awarded based on their groundbreaking achievements in journalism, nonprofit organization, grassroots campaigns, and as humanitarians

DEARBORN, Mich.—The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) will offer the public the opportunity to dine with distinguished  movers and shakers of the Arab American community, including three highly esteemed guests who will be awarded for their national accomplishments, at The Arab American Summit’s Change Makers Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.

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