FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015
Contact: Tuyet Le
Restoration of funding a “good first step”
The push for 2016 funding continues
CHICAGO — Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago recognizes the restoration of $26 million of funding for social service programs as a good first step by Governor Bruce Rauner.
“Restoration of these essential programs would not have happened without Asian Americans, immigrants, and other communities across the state coming together to demand that Governor Rauner to do the right thing,” said Tuyet Le, Executive Director of Advancing Justice | Chicago. “This is a good start, but we will continue mobilizing our community to ensure that this funding is restored for fiscal year 2016 and beyond.”
Advancing Justice | Chicago and its partners in the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition will be mobilizing 400 community members to rally in Springfield on May 21st to meet with legislators and call for the continued restoration of essential social service funding.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago is the leading pan-Asian, multi-issue organization in the Midwest dedicated to empowering the Asian American community through advocacy by utilizing education, research, and coalition-building. Established in 1992, Advancing Justice—Chicago (formerly the Asian American Institute) was founded by a group of visionary Chicago community activists, academicians, and business leaders in response to the growing need to build a pan-Asian policy agenda among Chicago’s diverse Asian American communities. Advancing Justice-Chicago projects a united voice on the most pressing issues of concern to Asian Americans in metropolitan Chicago.
Advancing Justice—Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice national affiliation, with partner affiliates in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta.