In Illinois, Asian Americans comprise nearly five percent of the total population. Although there have been Asian Americans in elected office on the local level in several cities surrounding the Chicago area for a while, we did finally elect our very first Asian American to the Chicago City Council in 2011.
The goal of the Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago (AAAFGC) is to elect Asian American candidates for state and local positions in the greater Chicago area, and in the past six years the organization has made significant strides toward that goal.
Through various committees, including our endorsements committee, the AAAFGC has also championed both local and state candidates who are non-Asian Americans but are committed to Asian American issues as well as serving constituencies with a fairly large number of Asian American in their respective districts.
For more information, check out the AAFGC website.