'The stakes are high': Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying swing state voters for Biden

On the night of the 2016 election results, Jennifer Atala was watching the news with colleagues in Ramallah, seeing what felt like a surreal moment unfold in the United States.”We’ve seen this before, but not in our home country. We’ve seen it in democracies in transition. We were seeing it on our home turf,” recalls Atala, a Palestinian American who grew up in the United States and was working in development aid.That’s when she was “woken up to civic engagement.” She chose to leave her “liberal bubble” for North Carolina, where she believed she could make more of an impact.”I had a client in …

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