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Asian Americans Advancing Justice calls out FOX News and the O'Reilly Factor for racist segment

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is outraged by the blatant, racist and offensive stereotypes of Chinese Americans portrayed in a recent Fox News segment during The O’Reilly Factor.

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Welcoming City Ordinance Amendment PASSES Chicago City Council

A coalition of immigrant rights organizations welcomed the Chicago City Council’s passage of an amendment to strengthen the Welcoming City Ordinance today. While this action is a testament to a two-year campaign to further protect immigrants the coalition recognizes the need to support community-led efforts to assure real solutions to the problem of police misconduct and violence against communities of color.

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Just Democracy Illinois responds to suspension of Election Day Registration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2016 CONTACT Brandon Lee 773-259-5288 Advocates: Suspension of Election Day Registration will hurt communities across Illinois Members of the Just Democracy Illinois coalition are…

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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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