DEARBORN — The Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) has begun its process of interviewing candidates to determine who will receive the organization’s endorsement before the August 2 primary.
Formed in 1998, AAPAC consists of a diverse group of Arab American professionals who work to organize and encourage the political activities of Arab Americans. They lobby on behalf of Arab American political causes that may be of concern to the community and bring those issues before candidates seeking office.
Every election season, the organization conducts interviews with candidates who seek AAPAC’s endorsement. Candidates are required to submit an endorsement request in writing.
AAPAC members then conduct extensive research on the candidates’ political histories, which includes voting records, public statements and positions they may have taken on various issues in previous years.