Month: November 2015

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago vows continued support in movement to end police violence

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.

Reflections on the 2015 NAPABA annual Convention

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.

Advancing Justice condemns comments justifying internment camps

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.

Automatic Voter Registration in Illinois

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.