Message from Judge Bill Haddad (Ret), Chairman of American Middle East Voters Alliance (AMVOTE-PAC) – 8/23/17 According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week, 9% of Americans agree with the views of the Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. The recent upsurge of hate related activity is attributable to the […]

BAD NEWS FOR ARAB AND MUSLIM AMERICANS


AMVOTE Joins with The Decalogue Society for a press conference to condemn anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia on display at the “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville Heather Heyer was killed while protesting against white supremists and Nazis in Charlottesville last week. Heather had previously condemned hate speech against Arabs […]

AMVOTE Joins The Decalogue Society to Condemn Anti-Semitism, Racism, & ...


We are pleased to share with you that the Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) was signed into Illinois law (effective immediately) by Governor Rauner on Friday. The Religious Garb Bill was one of the bills on CIOGC’s Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) legislative agenda and CIOGC has actively campaigned to garner […]

Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) signed into law by Gov. Rauner



Voter suppression is cloaked in many forms. Rev. William Barber, of the Moral Mondays Movement in North Carolina, understands voter suppression, “Voter suppression hacked our democracy long before any Russian agents meddled in America’s elections.” In 2013, the conservative-led Supreme Court eviscerated the 1965 Voting Rights Act and opened the […]

How Do We Get Our Voting Rights Back?


On MSNBC on Tuesday, White House aide Sebastian Gorka said that President Donald Trump’s administration would only comment on the recent bombing of a mosque in Minneapolis when there is “some kind of finalized investigation.” According to Gorka, “there’s a great rule: all initial reports are false, you have to […]

Sebastian Gorka defends Trump’s silence on Minnesota mosque bombing: It ...


I keep reading about the Hadid sisters. I’ve only just got up to speed with the Kardashians – is this another set of siblings I need to care about? “Need” to care about? Possessing an in-depth knowledge of two models is not the law yet, Josie, as far as I […]

Why Muslim supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid are powerful weapons ...



More Muslims must seek public office as Donald Trump “fans the flames of Islamophobia” according to André Carson, who is one of just two Muslim members of the US Congress. The congressman from Indiana spoke as Muslim communities across the US voice fears of a growing climate of Islamophobia under […]

The Muslim Americans leading the push to ‘stand up and ...


BUT OUR WORK IS NOT DONE – BRANNIGAN SHOULD RESIGN AS TRUSTEE IN PALOS Sharon Brannigan resigned her post on the Cook County Women’s Commission amid grass roots protests from Middle Eastern organizations over her controversial Facebook comments about Middle Eastern immigrants. However, our job is not finished. AMVOTE calls […]

AMVOTE ANNOUNCES PALOS TRUSTEE BRANNIGAN HAS RESIGNED FROM COOK COUNTY ...


Dozens of events organized under the banner “March Against Sharia” were held across the country last month. Organizers said that the effort was not anti-Muslim, but there can be no question that the campaign to depict sharia as a threat to the Constitution, and to pass “anti-sharia” laws at the […]

Attacks on American Muslims are un-American. Under Trump, they’re on ...



Carlos Khalil Guzman is fighting Islamophobia with his camera. After watching an upsurge in anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate crimes over the past two years — including the fatal stabbing of two men in Portland, Oregon, last month by a man shouting anti-Muslim slurs — Guzman said he knew he had […]

‘Muslims in America’ Portraits Showcase Community’s Diverse Roots