AJC Seattle connects our community with AJC’s global advocacy work to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel. Our access to diplomats, elected officials, and interfaith leaders at the local level advances AJC’s broader global priorities: combating antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.
Our impact extends well beyond the Seattle community, helping AJC achieve tangible results in the form of government policies, formidable alliances, and hard-hitting legislation that make our world safer and more secure.
March 1, 2021
Debunking Stereotypes: Latinos and the Future of American Politics
The 2020 presidential election was a watershed moment in the growth and momentum of Latino political power and mobilization. With 16.6 million votes cast, Latinos played a key role in swinging election results in several battleground states. And yet, a majority of pre-election polls got the “Latino vote” wrong. Join Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and Mike Madrid, an expert on Latino voting trends, as they address the diversity and complexity of the Latino communities and their growing impact on national politics.
Religion: Cause or Cure for America’s Divides? A Conversation with Eboo Patel
Despite waning religious affiliation, faith continues to influence the culture and character of American society. Extremist Christian nationalism has fueled seditious violence, antisemitism, and other forms of hate. And yet, each day, religious leaders, both progressive and conservative, work to overcome the dangers of tribalism on the left and the right. Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) member Dr. Eboo Patel, the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, joins us to discuss how faith communities can champion good and oppose evil, and assure that America’s diversity is not a liability, but rather, an asset.