Recent issues Civil Rights

AAA Fund’s mission is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. A critical focus of this mission is to ensure that every AAPI voter is able to vote in government elections. Many AAPI communities face additional barriers in securing the right to vote, such as voter ID laws, which hinder low-income populations and citizens with limited English proficiency. Restrictions on early voting or on absentee voting also affect our AAPI elders, who have limited mobility and access to the vote.

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Op-Ed: Focus on Affirmative Action Misses Real Issues of Concern to Asian Americans

By Chris Lu With the end of summer, college students have now returned to campuses around the country, and high school seniors are beginning the dreaded process of college applications. Meanwhile, a trial is set to begin this month...

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Greetings from Aftab Pureval’s AAPI Coordinator for Ohio’s 1st District

My name is Shivank Singh, and I’m working on the Aftab Pureval campaign in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District as the AAPI coordinator. This week, the campaign had the honor of hosting Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal for a rally and lunch....

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Crazy Rich Asians & Asian American Representation in Media

        For generations, Asian Americans have grown up relating to people in media who do not look like us and who haven’t had our experiences. While there has been a positive progression from Asian Americans being portrayed as racist...

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Advancing Justice | AAJC and MALDEF Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to a federal...

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Renewing A Call for Action Toward Gun Control

Once again the Asian American Action Fund calls on government at all levels to address the threat of gun violence in America. Little more than three months after an active shooter attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

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Sherry Chen to Speak at a Press Conference Regarding Racial Profiling of Chinese-American Scientists

We invite you to attend a press conference regarding the racial profiling of Chinese-American scientists. The conference will be on May 23, 2018 at 9:30 am in the Cannon House Office Building Room 421 in Washington, D.C. Award-winning hydrologist Sherry...

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American Muslim Poll 2018: Pride and Prejudice

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding issued its annual poll, sub-titled Pride and Prejudice, the report attempts to measure the attitudes and policy preferences that impact the lives of American Muslims across faith communities. According to the authors: ISPU’s...

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Report on Double Standard in Reporting on Extremist Violence

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) released a report on the ethnic disparity in the coverage of ideologically motivated violence. Equal Treatment?: Measuring the Legal and Media Responses to Ideologically Motivated Violence in the United States examines...

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