AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO MEMBERS OF THE MIDDLE EASTERN COMMUNITY FROM AMVOTE PAC Now more than ever every American citizens of Middle Eastern heritage – whether Arab, Muslim or Christian – need to have their voice heard by voting in the November 2016 election! All of us must vote on […]

November 2016 Endorsements

  The 2016 election has been focused on hot button issues that find strong opposition and support, including immigration and foreign policy. Both the media and general public have taken notice on key moments, such as the candidate’s temperament and their treatment of others on the campaign trail. While Clinton […]

Trump’s Inflammatory Remarks May Empower School Bullies

When:  Saturday, October 15th @ 1pm Where: North Shore Banquet Hall 2519 W Devon Avenue Chicago, IL 60659 Emcee: Dr. Seema Imam Salman Aftab   Confirmed Speakers: Senator Richard Durbin Congressswoman Jan Schakowsky Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer Alderman 49th Ward Joe Moore Oussama Jammal, General Secretary, USCMO Kareem M. […]

Voter’s Rally: Saturday, October 15th

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said during Sunday’s debate that his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country has “morphed” into a plan for “extreme vetting” of refugees. Trump said he was worried that refugees from country like Syria could be a “Trojan horse.” Democrat Hillary Clinton denounced Trump […]

After Donald Trump’s remarks, Muslims light up Twitter with #MuslimsReportStuff

Dismissing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s fear of terrorism attacks by Syrian refugees as “nightmare speculation,” a federal appeals court today rejected his bid to hamper efforts to resettle the refugees in his state. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction that cleared the way for nonprofit […]

Pence loses bid to block Syria exiles

On November 8th, 2016, Illinois voters will cast their votes to elect candidates for local, state, and federal offices, which includes the election of the President of the United States. But you don’t have to wait until election day to vote! To get jump on early voting, be sure and […]

There’s a great deal at stake, so GET OUT AND ...

Hillary Clinton seemed the clear winner of the presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night. But many American Muslims were frustrated by the comments she made about their communities. During the debate, the Democratic nominee scolded her notoriously Islamophobic opponent, Donald Trump, for vilifying Muslim people. “Donald has consistently insulted […]

American Muslims despise Donald Trump — but they aren’t happy ...

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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a graphic of a bowl of skittles with the words: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” […]

Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles

AMVOTE-PAC & AABAR Board: (L-R) Sana’a Hussein, Hon. Rouhy Shalabi, Judge Haddad (emcee), Justice Joubran, Reem Odeh, Donna Haddad, and Prof. John Breen. Last night, Judge Haddad emceed The Decalogue Society’s Merit Award Dinner honoring Justice Salim Joubran, the first Arab to sit on the Israel Supreme Court, at the […]

Judge Haddad Emcees The Decalogue Society Merit Award Dinner

After Sept. 11, 2001, there was a spike in hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks, Muslim leaders say Islamophobia is cresting once again. A string of recent murders in New York City has left the city’s Muslim residents on edge. In the […]

In Fight Against Islamophobia, Muslim Americans Focus On The Ballot ...