On May 1, hundreds of Asian American community leaders including many of our coalition partners kicked off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a rally at the Illinois State Capitol.

A scene from Asian American Action Day 2024.

Asian American Action Day 2024, photo by Ray Rivera.

The rally featured community testimonies calling on lawmakers to pass the Language Equity and Access Act (SB3762), fully fund immigrant services, create progressive revenue streams to generate new funding solutions for the state, and invest in the implementation of K-12 inclusive history requirements.

The annual Asian American Action Day is organized by members of the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition. You can view the full list of organizations, photos and video from the rally on the Asian American Advancing Justice Chicago Facebook page.


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