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Historic election for Asian Americans in Illinois

CONTACT: Brandon Lee 773-259-5288 (call or text) Historic day for Asian Americans in Illinois Advancing Justice | Chicago looks forward to working with newly elected Asian American officials In 2017, for the first time ever, there will be Asian American elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels at the same time in… Read more »

Welcoming City Ordinance Amendment PASSES Chicago City Council

A coalition of immigrant rights organizations welcomed the Chicago City Council’s passage of an amendment to strengthen the Welcoming City Ordinance today. While this action is a testament to a two-year campaign to further protect immigrants the coalition recognizes the need to support community-led efforts to assure real solutions to the problem of police misconduct and violence against communities of color.

Just Democracy Illinois responds to suspension of Election Day Registration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2016 CONTACT Brandon Lee 773-259-5288 Advocates: Suspension of Election Day Registration will hurt communities across Illinois Members of the Just Democracy Illinois coalition are disappointed by the federal judge’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction that would suspend Election Day Registration in polling places for the November Presidential election…. Read more »

Just Democracy Coalition statement on AVR veto, August 15, 2016

Asian Americans and immigrants across Illinois are involved in this campaign because we know that the right to vote in this country was a hard fought battle from its beginning. Automatic Voter Registration increases access to the ballot box, which is a crucial step to a more engaged electorate. Combined with the recent lawsuit attempting to stop Election Day Registration, this veto signifies a step backwards for voting rights in Illinois.