With the release of a video capturing the horrific murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Department Officer Jason Van Dyke, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago reinforces our solidarity with Black-led community organizations who have taken the lead in this movement to end police violence in our city, while also lifting up our condolences and support to the family of Laquan.
Month: November 2015
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) kicked off its annual Convention in New Orleans on Nov. 5. Vân Huynh, NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow, attended the three-day extravaganza and shares her reflections here.
As Asian American civil rights organizations, we condemn the statement of Mayor David Bowers of Roanoke, Virginia, in which he cites the mass incarceration of “Japanese nationals” during World War II as rationale for his decision to bar Syrian refugees from Roanoke.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice today submitted written statements to both the U.S. House Judiciary and U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committees in support of the United States admitting Syrian refugees.
Our state needs be doing all it can to get people to the polls. In 2014, less than 35 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls for the gubernatorial election. More than 2.1 million citizens in Illinois were not even registered to vote.