Arab American Democratic Club to host online rally

Arab American Democratic Club to host online rally
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Arab American Democratic Club to host online rally

Arab American Democrats will fete Democratic candidates running in the Nov. 3, 2020 General election at an online Zoom Conference that will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 beginning at 11 AM. The conference includes elected officials, government officials of all parties, local community journalists and leaders of the Arab American community nationally. The conference will be streamed live on the AADC Facebook page.

The Arab American Democratic Club will host an online Zoom conference with candidates, activists and government officials to promote Democratic involvement in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.

The public is invited to watch the free and live broadcast of the Zoom conference that will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 20202 beginning at 11 AM by visiting the Arab American Democratic Club’s Facebook Page at:

Facebook.com/ArabAmericanDemocraticClub.

AADC was founded in 1983 by Chicago businessman Samir Khalil to help Arab Americans engaged in local, state and national elections. Over the years, it has hosted pre-election conferences to give candidates and elected officials the opportunity to address Arab American voters.

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Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan addressing the Oct. 21, 2018 candidate's forum hosted by the Arab American Democratic Club in suburban Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan addressing the Oct. 21, 2018 candidate’s forum hosted by the Arab American Democratic Club in suburban Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

The Illinois 3d Congressional District is ranked as having the 8th largest Arab American constituency in the country and Arab Americans were instrumental in helping progressive Democrat Marie Newman to win the Democratic Party nomination.

Speakers at the Zoom conference include Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute which is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization and not affiliated with a political party. Would you mind making an edit that reflects our voter engagement work is nonpartisan?Also, Jennifer Atala, a spokesperson for Arab Americans for Biden, will also address the gathering.

Community Media personalities who will also speak include the Southwest News Newspaper Group’s reporter Steve Metsch, the Daily Southtown’s Ted Slowik, Jon DePaolis of the Richard Free Press Online News, and Lorraine Swanson of the Patch Online News.

Columnist Ray Hanania of the Southwest News Newspaper Group and the Patch Online News will serve as the event Emcee.

“Arab Americans are proud to be American and we have worked hard to not only support our societies but to help educate mainstream Americans about our proud and rich culture,” Khalil said.

“We are veterans, active duty service members, business people, journalists and in some cases government officials and officeholders. We welcome everyone to watch the conference as we explore support for our Democratic candidates from our candidate for President down to local races.”

Khalil said that all of the region’s Democratic candidates and all government officials (regardless of party affiliation) are invited to participate in the zoom conference.

For more information on the AADC or on participating in the conference, visit the AADC website at www.AADCIL.com.

Ray Hanania

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