Our hearts are heavy with the news from Plainfield, Illinois, where a landlord violently attacked six-year-old Palestinian American boy Wadea Al-Fayoume and his mother Hanaan Shahin in a horrific act of Islamophobia. The attack took Wadea’s life and left his mother severely injured. Less than a week later, a man threatened to shoot two Muslim… Read more »
Below is a statement from the Erase the Gang Database Coalition: “After a years-long campaign, the Erase the Gang Database coalition celebrates yesterday’s vote by Chicago’s Community Commission on Public Safety and Accountability to erase the city’s racist and ineffective gang database. This moment was years in the making after Chicagoans across the city made… Read more »
BACKGROUND AND MISSION Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. For 30 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (“Advancing Justice | Chicago”) has worked to bring together the Asian American community and create change in our communities. We are deeply committed to grassroots community… Read more »
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Asian American Midwest Progressives are non-profit organizations dedicated to building power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. Many of our community leaders call the historically diverse neighborhoods of Uptown and Edgewater home and organize with Asian Americans and allies across Chicagoland for a more just… Read more »
Learn more about how to vote from home or in person in Illinois in our infographic below, translated in English, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, and Chinese. Additional translations in Hindi will be forthcoming.