More than 100 people packed the Palestinian American Community Center Thursday night, where well-known Arab-American activists touted Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders as the best person to represent their interests and urged them to vote in the party primary next Tuesday.

Linda Sarsour, a racial justice activist who has rallied for Sanders at events across the U.S., said Sanders has reached out to Muslims and Arabs and listened to their concerns.

"Bernie Sanders chose to put people like me, people in hijab, women who are attacked by Islamaphobes, in front in his campaign," said Sarsour, who leads the Arab American Association of New York, urging the crowd to become more active in politics.

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