The Midwest Democracy Network (MDN) – is an alliance of political reform advocates committed to improving democratic institutions in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. All participants in the Network share the belief that our fundamental democratic values and principles – especially those that speak to honesty, fairness, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, competition, respect for constitutional rights and the rule of law, and the public’s need for reliable information – must be continuously reinforced and fiercely protected against those who see politics as a means to promote narrow interests rather than the common good.
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago is a founding member of CBCAC, which was created in 2001 to address political redistricting. In summer and fall 2008, CBCAC’s New American Democracy Project Fellow led a successful voter registration effort that registered over 1,600 new voters and turned out an estimated 3,000 voters on Election Day.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) – is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP Chicago) – promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service.
The Asian Community Online Network (ACON) – is an Asian American and Pacific Islander community network that connects concerned individuals with other nonprofits and community based organizations. ACON's network is composed of regional and national web/e-mail groups along with community organization websites. ACON also offers a website hosting service which enables organizations to setup and maintain their websites on their own with very little technical knowledge.
South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI) – is a research institute established in 2002 by a group of committed South Asian American academics and community activists in the Chicago area to facilitate, through the use of cutting edge research, the formulation of equitable and socially responsible policy affecting South Asian Americans. Recent SAAPRI projects include: Memories and Milestones, an Illinois oral history project; Developing Devon, a community assessment of Chicago’s Devon Avenue area; Health Care for All, health care access recommendations for Asian Americans in Illinois; and Making Data Count, an analysis of 2000 Census data on South Asian Americans.