4 Million Strong!
As a community of approximately 4 million strong, Arab Americans have shown the political establishment in Washington DC and elsewhere that our vote is vital for the health and strength of our great nation.
Supporter, I want you to know – we did it. It was not easy, but together we made sure that we got the word out to Arab Americans, helped them register to vote, and ensured they were not discriminated against at the polls.
In addition to centering this year's ADC National Convention on the elections with the theme: "Taking Charge. Moving Forward: Decision 2012," ADC has taken a very active role in the months immediately preceding the election to ensure our community's active involvement.
Through your grassroots-level support of ADC’s election efforts the past 2 months, we were able to raise enough money to successfully do the following:
- Relaunch the ADC Voter Protection Unit (VPU) – During an election where voter suppression efforts loomed heavy, ADC volunteers across the country monitored the polls to ensure that the rights of all voters were protected. The ADC-VPU worked in coalition with other national voter protection campaigns sponsored by CAIR and Election Protection to make sure that every American citizen was guaranteed their fundamental right to vote.
- Organize Town Halls & Meetings – Throughout the campaign ADC had town hall meetings in key states like Michigan and Virginia. In swing states Pennsylvania and Ohio, ADC members organized meetings where they strategized, and discussed issues that impacted them and the community as a whole. Meetings such as these are key to ADC's grassroots efforts across the nation.
- Conduct Phone Banks & GOTV calls – ADC committed resources to contact thousands of voters across the country urging them to vote. In a joint effort with CAIR and comedian Dean Obeidallah, over 100,000 voters were contacted. ADC targeted key swing states, in