From Adversity to Advocacy: The Public Service of Huynh and Duckworth

Illinois State Representative Hoan Huynh and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth have dedicated their careers to public service, amplifying underrepresented voices shaped by their experiences as minorities and refugees. Huynh, a Vietnam War refugee, focuses on healthcare, housing, and human rights, addressing inequities in his district. Duckworth, a veteran who lost her legs in Iraq, advocates for military families, aviation safety, and environmental justice, emphasizing proper representation. Their work underscores the importance of inclusivity in legislation, inspiring future public servants to champion diverse perspectives for a more equitable society.

Building Bridges: Rep. Olickal's Promise for Inclusive Governance

Rooted in a commitment to equity and guided by personal experiences, Rep. Olickal supports immigrant families and addresses multifaceted issues in his district, ranging from healthcare to social justice. Through his role and advocacy, he continues to champion a vision of a thriving, inclusive society where diversity is celebrated and voices are heard.

New AAPI Leaders from 2022 Midterm Election Results

This year’s midterm election results have shown us that more Asian-American leaders are stepping up the mantle in service to the local community. Get to know these leaders as they take the AAPI community to the next level.

White House Initiative Relaunched to Serve AA & NHPI Again!

WHIAANHPI under the new administration carries the missions to create a comprehensive response and serve the AA and NHPI community against injustices—from the rise of anti-Asian hate and systemic lack of disaggregated data to various economic disparities like education, health, and housing.

Asian American History in Public Schools with TEAACH Act

With TEAACH Act, Illinois becomes the first state in America to require Asian American history to be part of the public school curriculum.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Looks To Diversify

We at Chicago Asian Network are delighted to inform you that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of the state of Illinois opens its doors and makes certain positions available for application.

TEAACH Act to Paint a Complete Picture of the U.S. History

Hate crimes are going rampant alongside the coronavirus. To mitigate fear and unreasonable acts, Chicago lawmakers turn to a tested solution: education.

White Privilege on Display at Capitol Hill

The pro-Trump riot resulted in many injuries and loss of lives due to some glaring issues surrounding the very foundation of U.S. democracy: white supremacy and greed.

Krishnamoorthi wins out in Re-election bid

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) declared his victory in his re-election bid to the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois’ 8th district last November 3.

Aurora Austriaco Serves in the Racial Justice Diversity Committee

The 2020 recipient of the Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Awards Ms. Aurora Austriaco, has been appointed to serve on the Racial Justice Diversity Committee by Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois.

The Pen taking its Shot for Black Lives

Dear Asians Initiative was born of the frustration to attend to the lack of understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its protests. By actively engaging in conversations, people begin to acknowledge that there is a problem in the justice system and that it’s possible to work alongside the Black Lives Matter movement to bring about structural change for all minority groups.