On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the American Middle East Voter’s Alliance Political Action Committee met with Mayoral Candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia and the Asian American leadership in Chicago and announced its formal endorsement of Jesus Chuy Garcia for Mayor of Chicago.
AMVOTE-PAC’s Chairman, Judge William J. Haddad (Ret.), stated on Sunday that:
“Today, AMVOTE-PAC issued its endorsement of Commissioner Garcia for Mayor of Chicago. He has firmly established a history of ‘inclusion’ by welcoming all minorities to his campaign.”
In addition to the endorsement of Commissioner Garcia, AMVOTE-PAC also endorsed the following Aldermanic for their continuing dedication to minority representation in city government:
Alderman Mike Zalewski in the 23rd Ward
Alderman Patrick O’Connor in the 40th Ward
Alderman Joe Moore in the 49th Ward
Alderman Debra Silverstein in the 50th Ward
Robert Murphy in the 39th Ward
Tony L. Foulkes in the 53rd Ward
AMVOTE is the first Arab-American Political Action Committee in the history of Illinois. AMVOTE PAC is solely committee to state and local politics. Its purpose is to support candidates who show a commitment to equal community opportunities in Business, Employment, Commerce, Education, and Civil Rights without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender. AMVOTE PAC was formed to promote candidates and issues in Illinois.