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  • President Obama’s Farewell Address

    January 11, 2017
    In a powerful farewell address to the nation, President Barack Obama said the “most important office in our democracy” is that of citizen. During his speech, as expected, he also highlighted some of the top accomplishments of his administration.

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  • Kerry Admonishes Israel's Illegal Settlements

    December 29, 2016
    This week, Secretary of State John Kerry issued blistering criticism against Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli government was undermining any hope of a two-state solution to its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians. He spoke with clear frustration about Netanyahu’s continued support and building of settlements “strategically placed in locations that make two states impossible.”

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  • MPAC Applauds UN Security Council Vote

    December 23, 2016
    In a historic move today, the United Nations Security Council voted to pass a resolution on the illegality of Israeli settlements. Rather than using its veto power, the vote passed due in large part to the United States' abstaining from the vote -- thus concluding 14 votes in favor of the resolution.

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  • MPAC Applauds Obama Administration's Decision to Dismantle NSEERS

    December 22, 2016
    The Obama administration announced today its decision to dismantle the Bush-era Muslim registry program, known as National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). NSEERS was used to register and track mostly Arab and Muslim non-citizens and President Obama suspended the registry in 2011.

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  • A Complete Meltdown of Humanity in Aleppo

    December 15, 2016
    Syrian and Russian forces launched an all-out offensive to reclaim the remaining Syrian rebel-controlled territory in eastern Aleppo. The city is witnessing one of the worst civilian massacres since World War II.

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  • Sanctuary Cities Pledge to Protect Immigrants

    December 1, 2016
    As a result of President-elect Trump announcing he will halt all federal funding to over 300 sanctuary cities and counties that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws, a handful of mayors pledged that they would continue to practice sanctuary-friendly policies.

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  • 5 Ways to Respond to America’s Post-Election Climate

    November 16, 2016
    During these challenging times, people are concerned about their families and futures. We at MPAC continue to work for your rights — through leveraging our partnerships and alliances. We all must roll up our sleeves and work. The following are suggestions for your consideration: MPAC is committed to work with you on of any these suggestions and any other arena. Let us know how we can help.

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  • Making Minority Communities Safe After Election

    November 10, 2016
    In an unexpected turn of events, President-elect Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States and the House and Senate will continue to be dominated by the GOP.

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  • The Next Four Years

    November 9, 2016
    Last night represented a tectonic shift in the American political landscape because of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential elections and the cavernous divisions this particular race exposed.

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  • How American Muslims Gain Influence Through Local Government

    October 27, 2016
    One of MPAC’s organizational goals is to encourage American Muslims to become involved in American politics. This week, MPAC spoke with three Muslim candidates who are running for office and asked them about their experiences on the campaign trail.

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