Category: News

Poll Watching Findings: Suburban Cook County and Chicago

During March 19th’s presidential primary election, poll watchers from Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (Advancing Justice | Chicago) visited 223 polling places across Cook County to monitor compliance with language and disability access requirements. In total, 36 poll watchers surveyed 106 Chicago precincts and 117 suburban Cook County precincts. 

Statement on Death of Wadea Al-Fayoume and Rising Islamophobia

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 »

Chicagoans step up to counteract anti-Asian hate

The pandemic has brought on a global wave of prejudice and violence against Asians and Asian Americans. Reset talks with local advocacy groups working to combat that hate. Guests: Seong-Ah Cho, director of organizing, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago & Natasha Chan, Board Member of Asians Are Strong.