Arab American Democratic Action Fund Announces 2020 Endorsements


Representing Nine States, These Inclusive Candidates Show Commitment to Strengthening Common Goals Between the Arab American Community and the Democratic Party



October 26, 2020

Nirmeen Fahmy


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Arab American Democratic Action Fund (AADAF) today announced the endorsement of 12 candidates in the 2020 general election. The candidates listed below represent the principles and mission of the organization and are working to combat civil injustice, advocate for human rights as well as create pathways for the integration of Arab Americans into the American political system. These inclusive candidates have shown their commitment to strengthening the efforts of the Arab American community in the Democratic Party and will continue to do so once elected.


“These eleven candidates have all shown incredible leadership and commitment to the Arab American community,” said Amb. Ed Gabriel, Honorary Advisor to AADAF. “We are proud to support these Democratic candidates and are gratified by the growing support of the Arab American community to be more politically engaged.”


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2020 Endorsements

Ammar Campa-Najjar (CA-50)

Betty McCollum (MN-04)

Debbie Dingell (MI-12)

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26)

Donna Shalala (FL-27)

Jamal Bowman (NY-16)

Lulu Seikaly (TX-03)

Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Marie Newman (IL-03)

Mark Pocan (WI-02)

Qasim Rashid (VA-01)

Rashida Tlaib (MI-13)


The Arab American Democratic Action Fund was founded in 2017 as the first-ever political action committee that seeks to mutually strengthen the partnership between the Democratic Party and the Arab American community. AADAF supports an agenda that is inclusive in safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans and the human rights of all peoples of the world including equality, social justice, freedom and peace regardless of race, religion, age, national origin or gender identity.