Archive for March, 2011
Board President Yaser Tabbara keynotes the launch of Illinois Minority Political Action Coalition, a grassroots organization committed to the political empowerment of minority communities in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
Across the country, dozens of Muslims have actively engaged in the American political process, running for — and winning — elected offices. In Chicago, Muslims have been active in voter registration for decades, but for the first time this year there is an organized effort to prepare and mobilize Muslims to run for political office.
Early Voting is a fast and easy way to make sure your voice is counted during this election season. Don’t wait until election day, from now until March 31st, you can drop by any early voting site and cast your ballot for the upcoming elections.
Running for public office is not something that women are encouraged to do in male-dominated Arab Muslim culture. But five of the seven Arab Muslim candidates running for local office in Chicago’s Southwest suburbs are women.