For more than three million Arab Americans, tomorrow's US midterm elections are not just about Republicans or Democrats. Amid racist attack ads and hate crimes, there is a sense that their future status in the country could be at stake.
Their response has been to mobilise to throw their weight behind the democratic process. Unprecedented levels of Arab American participation in the electoral process can be seen in work focused on voter registration, mobilising voters and fielding more than 60 candidates.
The vote comes at a time when hostility and hate crimes against minorities are on the rise in the US. Last year the Arab American Institute (AAI) documented 6,213 incidents of what it calls hate crimes across 27 states and Washington DC. The year before it documented 6,121 incidents across the country.