Abed A. Ayoub
Abed A. Ayoub serves as the National Legal & Policy Director of the American -Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee (ADC), the country’s largest Arab American civil rights organization, based in Washington, D.C. Through his position Ayoub works to address issues impacting Arabs and Muslims in the United States, including discrimination, hate crimes, and profiling. Ayoub also works to enhance the community’s economic empowerment, and access to education.
Ayoub works frequently with government agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He also represents the Arab and Muslim community on Capitol Hill, working regularly with members of Congress. He regularly appears as a community voice/contributor on national and international news outlets.
Ayoub is a native of Dearborn, Michigan, which is home to the largest concentration of Arab Americans. Before joining ADC, Ayoub was in private practice in Michigan, specializing in immigration and criminal law. Outside of ADC, he works with a number of organizations on interfaith projects and has participated in numerous diversity training programs throughout the country.
Ayoub has received recognition for his public interest work and dedication to the legal community. You can follow Ayoub on twitter, @aayoub.