President Barack Obama's Address at the 2012 ADC National Convention

Washington, DC | | June 27, 2012 – This past weekend President Barack Obama delivered his first direct message to the Arab American community at the ADC National Convention. In his comments to convention attendees the President commended ADC for standing against discrimination in all forms, and for partnering with educators to help young people understand the Arab American experience. President Obama recognized that Arab Americans are part of the American family, and supports the principle that all people are entitled to human rights and dignity.

The comments delivered at ADC's Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 23 can be viewed below.



The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC fully supports the human and civil rights of all people and opposes racism and bigotry in any form. ADC welcomes the participation and support of people of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

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