Very soon, 25-year-old Nayim Islam may be unable to leave the United States for fear he won’t be allowed to return. Islam, a Muslim New Yorker, isn’t from a country covered by Trump’s travel ban—he was born in Bangladesh. But he is a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

The End of DACA Is the Latest Nightmare for Undocumented ...


After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston this past weekend, some organizations — like megachurch pastor Joel Osteen’s 16,800-seat Lakewood Church — came under fire for not doing enough to help those displaced by the flooding, which has killed at least 46 as of Friday morning. But for other religious groups in […]

Muslim groups in Houston are on the front lines of ...


Do you know about Arab Americans’ historic contributions to the labor force? Their significance in the early twentieth century cannot be overstated. Arab Americans played a prominent role as the backbone of American industrialization and war preparation throughout the twentieth century. A large wave of Arab Christians emigrated from Lebanon […]

Arab Americans in the Labor Force and their Impact on ...



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Last June the American Middle East Voter’s Alliance (AMVOTE-PAC) presented testimony and documents before the Chicago City Council’s Human Relations Committee advocating a Resolution for passage of State House Bill 3711, which would create a new statewide hate crime statute. Judge Haddad (Ret) testified before the Committee, stating that the […]

NEW HATE CRIME LAW ENACTED


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 ...