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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.
Show your support & solidarity with the Libyan people TODAY! Join fellow Chicagoans TODAY to stand with the people of Libya as they struggle to rid themselves of more than forty years of dictatorial rule. “The people of Libya have spoken, they have made it clear that enough is enough,” said Project M candidate and [...]
By Kane Farabaugh, VOA News Much of the attention on Chicago’s local elections February 22 is focused on the race for mayor. Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and former Senator Carol Moseley Braun lead a list of candidates seeking the office currently held by Mayor Richard Daley. But in those same elections, [...]
By Sara Al-Farhan, Medill News Service Seven Arab Muslims are running for the April municipal elections in Chicago’s Southwest suburbs—an unprecedented number to run from their minority group in the area. “Look at what’s happening in Egypt,” said Itedal Shalabi who is running for the North Palos School District 117 School Board. “People are dying [...]