In Brazil, elections are underway between two presidential candidates with very different visions for the regional powerhouse and fifth largest country in the world. On October 28, Brazilians will head to the polls to vote in a run-off between Jair Bolsonaro of the national-conservative Social Liberal Party and Fernando Haddad […]

Fernando Haddad of Lebanese Heritage, Runs for President of Brazil

Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 5th Congressional District, putting her on a path to make history. Omar defeated four other Democratic candidates in a crowded race to fill the seat that opened up when Rep. Keith Ellison (D) announced his bid to become […]

Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary For Congress In Minnesota

Back in February of 2018, Rashida Tlaib, daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents, a native of Detroit, Michigan, announced her campaign in running for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. As of this morning, the results are in, and Tlaib has successfully won the election, making her set to become not only the […]

Arab American Rashida Tlaib Wins Historic Victory in Michigan Primary ...

The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois held its annual meeting July 18 at the Athena Restaurant in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. Pictured delivering remarks to the group is one of AABAR’s founders, former Cook County circuit judge William J. Haddad, now a neutral with ADR Systems of America. Haddad was […]

Judge William J. Haddad Delivers Remarks at the AABAR Annual ...

Meet JB Pritzker on August 29th! AMVOTE PAC will host a a special Meet & Greet Reception with democratic candidate for Governor JB Pritzker. Join us for this unique, ‘democracy in action’ opportunity. Wednesday, August 29 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Starts at 6:30 p.m. Moraine Valley […]


Have Cook County voters evolved to the point where they would be willing to elect an Arab-American Muslim with the first name of Abdelnasser to a suburban county board seat? My guess would have been no, prejudices still being what they are. But a new poll taken for Democrat Abdelnasser […]

Poll done for Muslim candidate puts him in thick of ...

A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels […]

Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

Published FBI data currently covers hate crimes only up to 2016, when totals increased across the nation for the second year in a row. Our team of academic researchers specialize in analyzing and forecasting hate crime trends. We have collected new police data from 2017, ahead of the FBI totals, […]

New data shows U.S. hate crimes continued to rise in ...

During the hottest hours, when the sun is highest in the sky and the blistering pavement could fry an egg, Rashida Tlaib is relentlessly walking door-to-door in a Detroit neighborhood in search of votes. And she’s doing so without eating any food or drinking any water during the day. That’s […]

Muslim-American Eyes Historic Win