Category: Press Release

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Denounces  Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

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 American voters see improved language access at the polls on Election Day

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.

Fourth Nonpartisan Mayoral Candidate Forum

Hundreds of Asian American community members gathered on February 6, 2023 at the fourth nonpartisan Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Chicago History Museum hosted by the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Denounces Congress’ Failure to Reach a DACA Deal  

As the end of the year approaches, Congress has failed to come to a deal on citizenship for immigrant youth, Temporary Protected Status recipients, and other immigrants. While DACA hangs on by a thread, this failure further threatens the future of undocumented youth and their families in the country they call home.