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Dearborn One City for all, AMPAC Urges Active Engagement

Even though the general election is over, the work is just the beginning for a new Dearborn and for Mayor-Elect Hammoud.  It is time is to unite and move forward serving the City of Dearborn.

The American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) calls upon all citizens of the City of Dearborn to actively engage in the city’s affairs as it is transiting towards a new administration and a new era. 

In light of Mayor-Elect Abdullah Hammoud’s announcement of his transitional team and a website designated to keep citizens informed of all issues related to the city and its future, including job vacancies across all the city.  Visit www.dearborntransition.comfor more information and details. AMPAC encourage all to sign up for updates, read news updates and find any jobs that may be posted.  

Once jobs are posted for the new administration, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  Qualifications are based on many factors such as credentials, education and training.

AMPAC will continue its diligent work and active engagement with the new administration and the community at large, serving the best interests of all the city’s residents. We are proud of the multicultural makeup of Dearborn and the rich diversity it represent. 

“It’s important that residents keep their active engagement with the City and its leadership” said Abdallah Sheik, AMPAC President. “It’s all about our common future as one community” continued Mr. Sheik.

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AMPAC after General Elections, promising future for all

[Dearborn-Michigan, November 4, 2021]: The proud members of The American Arab & Muslim American Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to congratulate the winners of Tuesday’s historic general election that was held on November 2, 2021.

Citizens of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Hamtramck all elected an Arab-American as their mayor for the first time in history.  

AMPAC truly believes Dearborn and the surrounding cities have a bright future for years to come.  It reflects the American rich diversity.  AMPAC congratulates Dearborn’s Mayor-Elect Abdullah Hammoud, Hamtramck’s Mayor-Elect Dr. Amer Ghalib and Dearborn Heights’s Mayor-Elect Bill Bazzi. 

AMPAC extends its congratulations to all members’ incumbents and new members elected to City Council and the City Charter Commission in Dearborn and other cities.  AMPAC commends all the candidates who ran for public office during this election season. Running for public office takes huge commitment, hard work, and dedication. Their efforts helped shape the future of our cities.  

AMPAC would also thank its volunteers as well as other campaign volunteers who worked long days and weekends over the past few months and especially those who weathered the cold on election day Tuesday, to help get out the vote for not only their candidate, but the community as a whole.

We at AMPAC are pleased to see that the turnout at each election increase as well as a much higher turnout of the younger generation. Your vote is your voice and your voice was heard loud and clear Tuesday.

“We salute all voters who exercised their civic duty and voted”: said Abdallah Sheik, AMPAC President. “We have a very promising future ahead for all of us and together we can advance people’s interests and overcome the challenges” continued Mr. Sheik. 

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AMPAC Endorsement Slate 2021

AMPAC has released its endorsements. Please see them below.

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AMPAC endorses candidates for November 2021 General Elections

The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) 2021 General Elections:

[Dearborn, Michigan October 6, 2021]: The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for the November 2, 2021 general elections across the State of Michigan.

AMPAC made its decisions after an interview process as well as deliberations regarding each candidate.  AMPAC’s decision is primarily based on each candidate’s qualifications, credentials, experience, record and their stances on issues of interest and concern to the greater community. In a democracy, it is important that the political process addresses the needs and concerns of all segments of society.

AMPAC’s endorsement process is transparent and thorough. Serving the public with integrity and respect is one great value in AMPAC’s assessment. AMPAC only reviews and endorses candidates who submit a formal request seeking endorsement

AMPAC urges citizens to vote for its endorsed candidates. Citizens can vote early from now until November 2nd via mail or in person at each city’s clerk’s office.

APAC reminds every one of the reality of COVID-19 and urges everyone to comply with all health precautions and instructions. AMPAC will continue its efforts to encourage citizens to register to vote as well as to urge all to vote on or before Tuesday November 2, 2021. 

We have seen a high number of candidates who have the courage to rise up, with eagerness, dedication, and commitment to public service.  AMPAC wishes all of its endorsees success. AMPAC looks forward to working with all in the future.

AMPAC General Elections Endorsees: (Names are not listed in any particular order)

City of Dearborn Mayor (1 Seat)

Abdullah Hammoud

Dearborn City Council (7 Seats)

1-    Mike Sareini

2-    Sam Luqman

3-    Saeid Alawathi

4-    Khalil Othman

5-    Mustapha Hammoud

6-    Khodr Farhat

7-    Kamal Alsawafy

City of Dearborn Charter Commission (9 Seats):

1-    Mansour Sharha

2-    Hassan F. Abdallah

3-    Jamil Khuja

4-    Albert Abbas

5-    Hussein Hachem

6-    Sam Hamade

7-    Kimberly Ismail

8-    Elizabeth Bailey

9-    Richard AlAziz

City of Hamtramck Mayor (1 Seat)

Amer Ghalib

Hamtramck City Council

Amanda Jaczkowski

Khalil Refai

City of Taylor Mayor (1 Seat)

Alex Garza

City of Westland Mayor (1 Seat)

Tasha Green

City of Dearborn Heights Council (4 Seats)

Robert Constan

Hassan Ahmad

City of Dearborn Heights Treasurer (1 Seat)

Lisa Hicks-Clayton

Detroit City Council:

Fred Durhal   (District 7)

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AMPAC Public Advisory – 2021 November 2nd. General Elections

[Dearborn, MI September 2, 2021]: The American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) announces the beginning of its endorsement process for the November 2nd. , 2021 General Elections.

All candidates seeking AMPAC’s endorsement must submit a request no later than Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Deadline). Endorsement requests must be made in writing via email to

Candidate’s interviews will be held within the week of Monday, September 20, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021. Candidates will be contacted accordingly.

Upon completion of the endorsement process, AMPAC will make a formal announcement of the list of endorsed candidates for the November 2, 2021 General Elections.

AMPAC urges all registered voters to vote early and in advance via post mail, city clerk office or at your registered precinct on Election Day.  The impact of this year’s upcoming general  election should not be underestimated. 

It is important for everyone to have a voice in the choice of who gets to make decisions that affect our lives and the future of our cities, state and country.

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AMPAC Congratulates the Winners of the August 3rd Primary Election

[Dearborn Michigan, August 5, 2021]: The American Arab & Muslim American Political Acton Committee (AMPAC) extends its warm congratulations to all candidates who won the August 3rd primary elections in Dearborn and all neighboring cities.  

AMPAC appreciates every voter who actively participated and exercised their civic duty. The elected public servants will be making decisions that affect all of us. 

The primaries this year were very important- especially in Detroit, Hamtramck, Westland, Taylor and Dearborn.  The primary in Dearborn was a historic event. Voters in Dearborn had to choose from among many good candidates for public office. There is no doubt that the mayoral race in Dearborn was the most heated.  

 AMPAC extends its warm congratulations to Rep. Abdullah Hammoud for receiving the most votes among the candidates for Dearborn mayor. We also congratulates Mr. Gary Woronchak for being the second top vote getter in the mayoral race.

AMPAC congratulates all its endorsed and other candidates who won the primary elections and commends all others who did not make it. This is the reality of elections and this the choice of the voters that we fully respect.  There will be other opportunities.

AMPAC calls on all voters to stay engaged, paying attention to the candidates and the issues. AMPAC will continue to assess and re-assess the candidates for the general elections. 

AMPAC salutes the efforts of its members and volunteers who worked tirelessly to educate, inform, and helped get out the vote. AMPAC takes pride of the young and the youth who worked throughout the primary elections period and especially those who worked the polls the day of August 3rd

AMPAC reminds all winning candidates not to take the voters’ support for granted. As one of several community organizations, AMPAC will continue its active role advocating for what serve the best interests of the community at large. 

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AMPAC 2021 Primary Elections Endorsees


AMPAC 2021 Primary Elections Endorsees

 [Dearborn, Michigan June 7, 2021]: The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsement list for the August, 3rd, 2021 primary elections in Deaborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Taylor, Detroit, Hamtramck and across the state of Michigan.

AMPAC made its decisions after an interview process as well as deliberations regarding each candidate.  AMPAC’s decision is primarily based on each candidate’s qualifications, credentials, experience, record and their stances on issues of interest and concern to the Arab and Muslim community.

AMPAC’s only reviews and endorses candidates who submit a formal request seeking its endorsement.

AMPAC urges voters to vote for its endorsed candidates. Voters can vote early via mail or in person as of June 21 to August 3rd, 2021, Elections Day.  

The primary election is important and every vote counts as it will determines who runs in November. The impact of this year’s upcoming primary election should not be underestimated. Primaries determine who runs in the General elections- a first cut in the process.

AMPAC August 3, 2021 Primary Elections Endorsees (listed in no particular order)

City of Dearborn 

Susan Dabaja, Mayor

City of Dearborn Council Race:

Kamal Kadri, Dearborn City Council

Khalil Othman, City Council

Khodr Farhat, City Council

Leslie Herrick, City council

Mike Sareini, City Council

Said Alawathi, City Council

Samra Luqman, City Council

City of Westland:

Tasha Green, Mayor

Candi Halton, City council

City of Taylor:

Alex Garcia, Mayor

City of Detroit Council Race:

Frederick Durhal, City Council D-7

City of Hamtramck (partial list)

Amanda Jackowski Hamtramck City Council

City of Dearborn Heights

Lisa Hicks, Dearborn Heights Treasurer

Stay tuned for future AMPAC releases.  Email AMPAC at for more information.


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Save the date: Monday, March 29, 2021 Memorial for the late State Representative Mr. Isaac Robinson

Memorial for the late State Representative Mr. Isaac Robinson:

The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) will be holding a special virtual memorial in loving memory of the late Michigan House Representative Mr. Isaac Robinson. 

Rep. Robinson died on March 29, 2020 due to Covid-19 complications. 

The event is dedicated to Mr. Robinson’s legacy: Activism, engagement, and tireless efforts fighting for equality and social justice. Mr. Robinson’s involvement with all communities and countless community organizations, including with AMPAC, is truly missed.

Mr. Robinson was a founding member of the American Human Rights Council (AHRC). He was deeply involved in the community’s civic and faith-based centers, as an attendee, a participant or a volunteer. 

AMPAC will be broadcasting the event on social media on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 

More details and information will be released in the near future. The program will include special remarks and tributes regarding Mr. Robinson’s legacy. 

For more information or to register to join the memorial, please email: 

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Job Opportunity

AMPAC is looking for a Political Administrator who takes great interest in community events. A clear  knowledge of and enthusiasm for politics is essential. The right candidate should also be capable of  dealing confidently with people in important and influential positions. You will be expected to utilize  your knowledge in office administration including basic computer skills as well as being organized with  extreme attention to detail. 

Preferred Requirements: 

• Bilingual skills (Arabic & English), speaking and writing. 

• Good knowledge & understanding of the Arab/Muslim culture and traditions.

• Excellent computer skills. 

• Ability to work with the community’s groups and centers (civic, religious and official)  entities. 

• Good communications skills (interpersonal skills). 

• Passion to work with people of different backgrounds. 

• Good writings skills primarily in English language. 

• Ability to adjust to different work environments. 

• Team player and ability to work with others. 

• Possess understanding of the US political system (elections & political engagement) • Ability to work under pressure during electoral seasons. 

• Open to flexible working hours. 

• Manage, organize and effectively communicate with candidates supported by AMPAC and others. 

• Organize and facilitate working plan to empower & advance AMPAC’s mission, vision &  programs. 

• Organize and facilitate political prior, during and after each electoral cycle. • Recruitment of volunteers to engage in the political campaigns. 

• Create a professional Job-Bank and Data for future references in different public and  government posts (local, County, State & Federal). 

• Organize fundraisers efforts to help generate support AMPAC plans. 

• Organize AMPAC’s administrative affairs, records, information and keep up-to-date • Follow up on AMPAC’s Meetings internally. 

• Act on behalf of AMPAC as it may be assigned by AMPAC

Please send you resume to: if you are interested in joining our team!

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AMPAC Congratulates President-Elect Biden and all other winners of 2020 Elections

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For Immediate Release 

AMPAC Congratulates President-Elect Biden and all other winners of 2020 Elections: 

[Monday, November 9, 2020]: The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden for being elected as the 46th United States President. The election of Biden-Harris ticket will mark a new chapter in American history. AMPAC endorsed the Biden-Harris bid for presidency this election cycle. 

In addition, AMPAC congratulates all candidates who won this year’s elections on the local and state level in Michigan and others across the nation. AMPAC take pride that the vast majority of its endorsed candidates won. 

AMPAC commends all candidates who ran, those who won and those who did not. Running for office is the highest form of political engagement and requires many sacrifices. Covid-19 has made this year an exceptional year. It has affected all aspects of life and had a big effect on the elections. We salute all who worked hard to run the electoral process during these exceptional times. 

AMPAC salutes all the voters, those who voted early and those who voted on November third. AMPAC salutes all poll workers and volunteers, especially our AMPAC volunteers. 

 AMPAC calls upon President-Elect Biden to live up to the campaign promises and commitments, including lifting the Muslim ban and advancing inclusion and diversity in all federal government agencies.  

Michigan was pivotal to this year’s election. The American Arab and Muslim vote was closely pursued and watched in this election. AMPAC takes pride in its hard work contributing to Biden’s victory.

Last but not least, we take this opportunity to thank our donors and volunteers. AMPAC can’t make the difference it makes without the support of its donors and volunteers. 

“Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires an engaged and involved citizenry,” said Abdallah Sheik, President of AMPAC. “We will continue to engage with all elected officials in order to protect and defend our constituents’ interests,” added Sheik. 

For more information contact AMPAC at: