Illinois voters went to the polls today to pick their party’s nominees for federal, state, and local offices for the Nov. 8 general election. Advancing Justice | Chicago’s team of staff and volunteer poll watchers, in total, visited 119 Chicago precincts and 58 Suburban Cook County precincts between 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The goal of our poll monitoring program is to ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballots without interference, with a particular focus on historically-disenfranchised communities like Asian Americans and immigrants. Our poll watchers monitor for compliance with language access and other requirements.
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The Illinois Primary Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago continues its long-running poll watching program. Our poll watchers will be stationed at various polling places across Cook County to monitor for compliance with language access and other requirements. The goal of our poll monitoring program is to ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballots without interference, with a particular focus on historically-disenfranchised communities like Asian Americans and immigrants.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago celebrated 30 years of building a powerful Asian American voice for racial equity on May 5, 2022 at Morgan’s On Fulton. The fundraiser welcomed business, civic, philanthropic, elected officials, and community leaders from the Chicagoland area. The evening kicked off at The Aviary for a VIP happy hour and was followed by the program at Morgan’s On Fulton that celebrated the wins from 30 years of the organization’s existence and honored the leaders that laid the foundation before us. Thanks to our sponsors and donors, we raised nearly $184,000!
We are deeply saddened by the death of Seandell Holliday. He was a student just like us, and he should be alive today. So many young people in this city should be alive today, but are no longer with us due to gun violence. Our hearts go out to the Holliday family, and the Comer College Prep community.
Our hearts are heavy as we see anti-Asian racism and racist violence continue to rise, with multiple mass shootings reported around the country this month. We grieve with the survivors and with the families and loved ones of those killed and harmed. We are reminded again of the terrible consequences of white supremacy and structural racism.