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Call Governor Rauner and urge him to support SB 3488, SB 34, and SB 35

Call Governor Rauner and urge him to support SB 3488, SB 34, and SB 35

AAFS is pleased to announce that the Anti-Registry Program Act (SB 3488), the VOICES Act (SB 34), and the Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35) passed in both Houses and will now go to Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature. Let Governor Rauner know Illinois should remain a welcoming state! Tell him to support SB 3488, SB 34, and SB 35 and sign them into Illinois Law. Springfield Office of the Governor: (217) 782-0244 Chicago Office of the Governor: (312) 814-2121 More information: The Anti-Registry Program Act ensures that the state of Illinois...

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AAFS celebrates Juneteenth: African American Independence Day

AAFS celebrates Juneteenth: African American Independence Day

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is proud to celebrate Juneteenth (June 19), African American Independence Day, a day regarded as the oldest national celebration of African American liberation in the United States. Juneteenth marks the day that the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865. Although you won’t see it on many calendars or acknowledged in mainstream media, June 19th is an African American Independence Day. We recognize Juneteenth as a historic day of freedom for African Americans and their...

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Help us raise $10,000 in these last days of Ramadan

Help us raise $10,000 in these last days of Ramadan

Watch our new video “Empowerment Is…” on Facebook! Dear Friends, Itedal and I are asking you to join us in the last days of Ramadan and help us raise $10,000 as part of our #RamadanChallenge. Donate at www.aafsil.org. Help us ensure that all the good we have done in this month, for ourselves and for those around us is continued not only through the last days of Ramadan, but also in the time that follows this blessed month. Our families will continue to need you now and after Ramadan. There is never an end to doing good. In...

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VICTORY: Anti-Registry Program Act and VOICES Act pass in the Illinois House

VICTORY: Anti-Registry Program Act and VOICES Act pass in the Illinois House

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is pleased to announce that the Anti-Registry Program Act (SB 3488) and the VOICES Act (SB 34) passed in the Illinois House of Representatives today and will now go to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner! AAFS extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the bill sponsors and leaders in the Illinois House and Senate for their commitment to making sure Illinois remains a welcoming state for all. Now, our next step: Let Governor Rauner know Illinois should remain a welcoming state! Tell him to support SB 3488 and...

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Give the gift of joy: Donate to our Ramadan Toy Drive

Give the gift of joy: Donate to our Ramadan Toy Drive

Join us for our Ramadan Toy Drive with our partners Abdallah Law, Mohammad Ramadan and Associates, and Pious Projects. You can drop toys off to Arab American Family Services (AAFS) and we will pass the toys on to our families before Eid. Thanks to our generous sponsors for coming together to bring joy to our kids! Our address is 9044 S Octavia Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455. Please call (708) 599-2237 for more information.

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Anti-Registry Bill passes unanimously in committees, moves on to Illinois House

Anti-Registry Bill passes unanimously in committees, moves on to Illinois House

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is excited to announce that the Anti-Registry Program Act (SB 3488) unanimously passed in the House Judiciary-Civil Committee today! AAFS extends sincere thanks and appreciation to Representatives Emanuel Chris Welch, Lisa Hernandez, Theresa Mah, and the committees for their great leadership in helping pass SB 3488. We need your help to make sure the Illinois House votes in support of SB 3488. It only takes a few minutes to contact your representative – so take a moment to let them know that Illinois...

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