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 […]


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 […]

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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

The Amerian Middle East Voters Alliance is pleased to announce that our 10-person endorsement committee has selected the Honorable Jesse G. Reyes for Illinois Supreme Court. No jurist in Illinois has done more for diversity education and inclusion than Appellate Justice Reyes. In the past year he conducted a mock […]


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

AMVOTE PAC Endorses the Following Candidates for the Upcoming Election   MAYORAL ENDORSEMENT Lori Lightfoot for Chicago Mayor On March 12, 2019, AMVOTE’S Executive Committee met with mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. Although we found both candidates to be qualified to serve as Mayor of Chicago, AMVOTE endorses Lori Lightfoot […]


AMVOTE Enodorses Melissa Conyears-Ervin for City Treasurer     List of Aldermanic Endorsements NORTH/NORTHWEST 30th Ward:  Jessica Gutierrez  33rd Ward:  Deborah Mell (i)    39th Ward: Samantha Nugent 40th Ward:  Patrick O’Connor (i)  43rd Ward:  Michelle Smith (i)   SOUTH/SOUTHWEST 6th Ward:  Roderick Sawyer (i)  15th Ward: Rafael Yanez   SEE OUR ENDORSEMENT FOR […]

Chicago City Treasurer and Aldermanic Endorsements

AMVOTE PROUDLY ENDORSES THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL BOARD & TRUSTEE CANDIDATES SOUTHWEST Shadin Maali Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees Itedal Shalabi District 117 School Board (Hickory Hills/Palos Hills) Dave Shalabi Orland School District 135 Board Rahaf “Rae” Othman District 140 Kirby School Board (Tinley Park/Orland Township) Azmi Mohammad Green Hills […]