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 »
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For Immediate Release: July 10, 2023 Contact: Ankur Singh | email@example.com Grace Pai | firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago Racial Justice Organizations Strongly Support Mayor Johnson’s Appointments to Board of Education CHICAGO — We, the undersigned organizations, strongly support and congratulate Mayor Brandon Johnson’s recently announced appointees to the Chicago Board of Education: Mariela Estrada, Mary Fahey Hughes,… Read more »
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC striking down the race-conscious admissions policies at both schools, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) denounced the decision as an attack on civil rights and called for an increased commitment from universities and policymakers to ensure equitable opportunities for all students and diversity in higher education.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the 56 undersigned organizations representing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, we write to express our strong support for the confirmation of Julie Su to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Every vote matters. This is especially true during competitive elections like the April 4th run-off in Chicago. Leading up to Election Day, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and our partner organizations have been hard at work to ensure that this and future elections are accessible to all. On Election Day, Advancing Justice | Chicago dispatched a team of staff and volunteer poll watchers to 107 precincts and eight vote centers in Chicago.