WEST COLUMBIA, SC - MARCH 14:  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks with organizer Frank Gaffney after addressing the South Carolina National Security Action Summit on March 14, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
A bill introduced this week by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) calls on the U.S. State Department to determine whether the Muslim Brotherhood is a foreign terrorist organization. Advocates for American Muslims suspect a darker purpose ― to smear and potentially prosecute American Muslim advocacy groups, a move that could prove […]

Ted Cruz vs. The Muslim Brotherhood Boogeyman



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Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has reached out to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan about his bid to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee and plans to do so soon with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But speaking to reporters prior to a Sunday rally of progressive Democrats on his behalf […]

Ellison brings DNC bid to Chicago



Immigrant, faith, labor groups to join national immigration rally week before inauguration
  IS MUSLIM REGISTRY & INTERNMENT A HOAX OR A HELLISH NIGHTMARE? Hon. Wm. Haddad 1/6/17 Fox Commentator and key Trump supporter Carl Higbie advocated the registry of Muslim-Americans on Fox and CNN. This follows similar claims that the Trump camp. If true, then this could be the first step […]

Immigrant, faith, labor groups to join national immigration rally week ...


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Forbes released its annual 30 Under 30 list on Tuesday, kicking off the New Year with stories of success and optimism. The list includes 20 categories ranging from media to medicine to sports and entrepreneurship. Each category lists 30 rising stars in their respective fields, and Arab Americans were present […]

7 Arab Americans on Forbes 30 Under 30


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Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State met with Donald J. Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last month. HILARY SWIFT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES   The Obama administration is dismantling a dormant national registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups — a program […]

Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It



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Members of AMVOTE’s Executive Board lunched at Gibson’s with former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to honor him for his support of our community during his administration.  Sana Hussein, Judge William Haddad, Mayor Daley, Rouhy Shalabi, and Salman Aftab, pictured above.  

Mayor Daley Honored


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AMVOTE met with Ald. Pat Dowell, Chair of the Human Relations Committee of the Chicago City Counsel today regarding the upcoming Hearing this Monday on a Resolution condemning Hate Speech. Pictured here are Ald. Dowell, Salman Aftab, Judge Haddad, Elsa Jaramillo (Mayuor Legislative Counsel), and Greg Spears (Asst. Corp. Counsel).

AMVOTE Lobbies for Anti-Hate Speech Resolution


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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Advocates accused a Georgia lawmaker of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmask the Ku Klux Klan, creating a backlash that prompted the Republican legislator to quickly discard the idea. Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil […]

After Muslim backlash, lawmaker drops change to Ga. no-mask law



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When Donald Trump first called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” Muslims and non-Muslims around the country braced themselves for what quickly became an election season charged with Islamophobia. Over the last year, Muslim Americans have been subjected to attacks, hate crimes and political […]

#IslamophobiaAtPolls Proves There’s Much Work To Be Done To Combat ...