Important Message from Our Chairman Clears Up Bogus Misconceptions   It has come to our attention that, at a recent endorsement interview with Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, U.S. Congressional Candidate for the 3rd District, Ms. Marie Newman, accused one of our  Board Members, Mr. Rush Darwish, of accepting a contribution(s) to […]

AMVOTE Responds to Marie Newman’s False Accusations


Rouhy Shalabi wins his election to the bench as an Associate Judge! December 5, 2019- AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST ALLIANCE’S  (AMVOTE-PAC) Vice Chairman, Rouhy Shalabi, elected to the position of Associate Judge by the voting body of full circuit court judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Judge-Elect Shalabi […]

Rouhy Shalabi Elected to the Position of Associate Judge


The Arab-American Business & Professional Association Awards Haddad for his Outstanding Leadership Judge William Hadded received the Outstanding Leadership Award during the Arab-American Business & Profesional Association (ABPA) 14th Annual Awards Dinner. The dinner took place in Rosemont at Gene & Georgetti, on November 13, 2019. The Outstanding Leadership Award […]

Hon. William Haddad Celebrated for Outstanding Leadership



Democratic candidates and caucuses are beginning the process of filling paid campaign positions for the 2020 primary election season. Candidates for the following paid positions for the primary election season are being sought:  campaign lead organizer, field organizer, opposition researcher, graphic designer, and writer. To apply, candidates must email a […]

2020 Campaign Job Opportunities


Pictured: AMVOTE’S Chairman, Judge Bill  Haddad (Ret), joined Illinois Speaker Mike Madigan, Senator Dick Durban, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Cong. Danny Davis and other Democratic leaders to convene the DPI Delegate Selection Affirmative Action Committee in Chicago. A Call for Arab-American Delegates! The purpose of the Delegate Affirmative Action Committee meeting […]

AMVOTE GETS A SEAT AT THE TABLE


PALOS HILLS, IL — While Dearborn is known as the capital of Arab America, the Chicago area also boasts a large Arab American population, mostly of Palestinian descent. Among the local Palestinian American residents is Rashad “Rush” Darwish, a former news anchor and small business owner, who is running for […]

Arab American running for Congress in hopes of becoming a ...



Hon. William Haddad has been invited to serve on the Democratic Party of Illinois Delegate Selection Affirmative Action Committee. Representing the American Middle East Voters Alliance Political Action Committee (AMVOTE-PAC) Haddad is scheduled to attend the meeting of the Affirmative Action Committee on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM, […]

Hon. Haddad to Attend Affirmative Action Committee Meeting


The newest member of AMVOTE’S Executive Committee, Billy Haido will represent the Assyrian Community of Illinois. Haido, a graduate of Loyola Academy and North Eastern Illinois University, lives in Skokie with his wife and three children. An IT consultant in the Northshore area, Haido  has been in Information Technology since 1997, during which time he also owned and managed several businesses. […]

Billy Haido Appointed to AMVOTE PAC Executive Committee


On behalf of the American Middle East Voters Alliance, we would like to congratulate Rush Darwish on his appointment to Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot’s Transition Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I). A small business owner and community organizer, Rush has served as an Executive Board Member of AMVOTE- PAC […]

Rush Darwish Appointed to Mayor Elect Lori Lightfoot’s Transition Committee



AMVOTE-PAC is proud to announce Rouhy J. Shalabi as the recipient of this prestigous award from the Arab American Bar Association. This special award honors those who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large. Shalabi founded Rouhy Shalabi & Associates in […]

Rouhy Shalabi Receives Vanguard Award