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Vision & Mission

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity.

Advancing Justice | Chicago was established in 1992 by a group of visionary Chicago community activists, academicians, and business leaders in response to the growing need to build a pan-Asian policy agenda among Chicago’s diverse Asian American communities. Advancing Justice-Chicago projects a united voice on the most pressing issues of concern to Asian Americans in metropolitan Chicago. Its staff and board work closely with a broad network of established community leaders and emerging activists who have bridged ethnic and cultural differences to find solutions to shared concerns.

Today, Advancing Justice | Chicago builds a powerful Asian American voice by developing leaders, connecting communities, getting out the vote, and winning campaigns.

Advancing Justice | Chicago is an affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, which has affiliates in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  Our national affiliation allows us to raise a more powerful voice to better serve our communities and become more effective in addressing the civil rights issues faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other vulnerable and underserved communities.

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