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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Calendar 2014

Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago is excited to work with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations again in putting out the 2014 Asian Pacific American Heritage month calendar. We invite organizations to submit information on events celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

A Pro-Immigrant Plan for Chicago

Advancing Justice-Chicago executive director, Tuyet Le penned an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune for their series “A Plan of Chicago” proposing a city that embraces its great strength, its immigrant community. Check out this excerpt from the piece:

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts in Chicago

Chicago Filipino American Relief Efforts Fundraisers/Events, Drop-off Locations for Supplies (current as of 11/12/13) NOTE regarding supplies: Urgent Items Include:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago Urges the Illinois House to Pass Marriage Equality Bill

October 30, 2013 To be shared immediately Chicago -Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (Advancing Justice-Chicago) fully supports the passage of the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” (Illinois Senate Bill 10) so that same-sex couples and their families can finally benefit from the same protections and rights under Illinois law that other married couples and their… Read more »

H.R. 15-The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

On October 2, 2013, members of the House of Representatives introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15). This bill largely mirrors provisions in the immigration bill passed by the Senate (S. 744) in June 2013. While the bill does not entirely address the concerns of Asian Americans, Asian Americans Advancing… Read more »