Al-Zoubi, Maryam


The Innovators of America’s Future: DREAM Students

By Maryam Al-Zoubi
Campaign for America's Future

“I am Undocumented, Unafraid and finally Unashamed!” was the phrase that rang in Chicago’s Daley Plaza on March 10th, 2011.

I watched nervously from the crowd as my good friend Alaa Mukahhal, an undocumented Palestinian American, shouted those words from the stage. I was afraid for what might happen to her if she stopped living in the shadows. But, as tears streamed down my face, I know I was proud for having the strength to stand up and fight for her rights.

Alaa’s story kept replaying in my head as I sat in the first official Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security hearing on the DREAM Act, on Tuesday June 28th,  2011, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin.

The Truth Behind Washington’s Minimum Wage Glass Ceiling

By Maryam Al-Zoubi
Campaign for America's Future

Washington conservative elites seem to be taking it for granted that raising the minimum wage in a recession will destroy the already fragile job market. However, what proof do we have that this is true?

New research being conducted by prominent economists is yielding data that is proving this Washington line completely wrong. In fact, their results are showing that raising the minimum wages is not only good economics, but also good politics. Not only does a greater minimum wage not kill jobs, but it is in fact the first step to a recovery.