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Just Democracy Coalition statement on AVR veto, August 15, 2016

Asian Americans and immigrants across Illinois are involved in this campaign because we know that the right to vote in this country was a hard fought battle from its beginning. Automatic Voter Registration increases access to the ballot box, which is a crucial step to a more engaged electorate. Combined with the recent lawsuit attempting to stop Election Day Registration, this veto signifies a step backwards for voting rights in Illinois.

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Statement on veto of Automatic Voter Registration

Just Democracy Illinois will work with our allies from both parties to override this veto. Now is not the time for Illinois to move backward on voting rights.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Mourns Latest Fatal Shootings and Calls for DOJ Investigation into Second Shooting

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) sends our thoughts and prayers to the families of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, two African American men who were shot and killed during separate tragic encounters with law enforcement this week. We are facing an epidemic of African American fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters who are dying at the hands of police in this country. It must stop.

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National Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Affirmative Action Case

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion released today in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Court ruled [4-3] in favor of the consideration of race as part of a holistic review of an applicant in university admissions processes.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in Supreme Court's Failure to Allow Implementation of President's Immigration Relief Programs

In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked.

“The Supreme Court today failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. “We are disappointed in their split decision, which further underscores the need to have nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”

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