For more information, see American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (Nonprofit)
The ADC Research Institute (ADCRI) is an affiliate of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.. It was founded in 1982 by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk (D-S.D.).
The ADCRI’s principal activity is teaching Arab-Americans about their constitutional rights and documenting alleged acts of discrimination against Arab-Americans. 1 It has a “Reaching The Teachers” program that provides consultation and resources for teachers. Among the documents it provides teachers is background articles, fact sheets, and lesson plans.2
2020 U.S. Census Citizenship Question
In January 2019, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration could not ask a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. Among the groups U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman gave standing are the “NGO plaintiffs” which included the ADC Research Institute, its sister organization ADC, New York Immigration Coalition, Casa de Maryland, and Make The Road New York.3
According to the ADCRI’s 2016 tax return, ADC president Samer Khalaf also serves as president. ADC chair Safa Rifka also serves as a board member. 4
In 2016, the nonprofit earned $468,344 in revenue and spent $319,347.5
- “ADC | ADCRI”. 2019. Adc.Org. Accessed January 18. http://www.adc.org/adcri/.
- “Discover The Networks | American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)”. 2019. Discoverthenetworks.Org. Accessed January 18. https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/american-arab-antidiscrimination-committee-adc/.
- Wang, Hansi Lo. “Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question.” NPR. January 15, 2019. Accessed January 18, 2019. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/671283852/judge-orders-trump-administration-to-remove-2020-census-citizenship-question.
- Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). ADC Research Institute (2016). Part VII
- Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). ADC Research Institute (2016). Part I