The American Middle East Voters Alliance, vetted the 14 candidates for mayor of Chicago running in the February 26th election. AMVOTE’S Executive Committee selected the top four contenders who we consider  “well qualified” for the office of mayor, as well as capable of addressing issues confronting Chicago’s Middle Eastern Community. Our selections for mayor are in […]


Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed an executive order his office says will help protect immigrants and refugees in Illinois. Pritzker signed the order Thursday morning at a social services agency in Aurora. Under the order the Illinois Department of Human Services would expand access to welcoming centers in the state […]

Pritzker signs executive order supporting immigrants and refugees

In partnership with the Arab American Bar Association and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, The Chicago Bar Association hosted a panel discussion exploring “Hate Speech, Hate Crime and Freedom of Speech” on Thursday December 20, 2018  from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Court. The event […]

Judge Haddad Presents at Chicago Bar Association Seminar

The American Middle East Voters Alliance is excited to announce that today we learned that our Chairman, Judge William Haddad (Ret), was appointed to the New Pritzker Transition Committee on “Equality, Equity and Opportunity.” In addition to this, Judge Haddad will be working with Pritzker’s Public Policy team in hopes […]


AMVOTE is proud to endorse Susana Mendoza for Illinois Comptroller. Susana A. Mendoza was elected Illinois Comptroller on November 8, 2016. She is the first Hispanic independently elected to statewide office in Illinois.Before City Clerk, Susana Mendoza proudly served six terms as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of […]

2018 Endorsements: Susana Mendoza for Illinois Comptroller

AMVOTE is proud to endorse Kwame Raoul for Attorney General. Kwame is a leading voice in the fight for equal rights, protecting children from sexual predators, criminal justice reform, and a woman’s right to choose. As Attorney General, he’ll step up to be our last line of defense against federal attacks on […]

2018 Endorsements: Kwame Raoul for Attorney General

AMVOTE is proud to endorse Irfan Ibrahim for DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner of District 3. A Ibrahim is challenging a 10-year-incumbent for her seat on the DuPage County Forest Preserve District Board. He believes board members should have term limits and cuts in pay. Be sure to cast your vote this […]

2018 Endorsements: Irfan Ibrahim for DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner

AMVOTE is proud to endorse Judge Sam Betar. Betar has served as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County since May 1998, initially as an Associate Judge.  In July 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court appointed him to the position of Circuit Judge. He has worked in the First Municipal […]

2018 Endorsement: Judge Sam Betar

AMVOTE is proud to endorse JB Pritzker for Governor of Illinois, and Juliana Stratton for Lt. Governor. Be sure to cast your vote this election! Early voting is underway and Election Day is on November 6. SEE AMVOTE’s BALLOT    

2018 Endorsements: Governor & Lt. Governor