October 23, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time
ACS, APALSA, and NLG Present: Andy Kang
Join the ACS UChicago Law Student Chapter, APALSA, & the National Lawyers Guild as we welcome Andy Kang, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice| Chicago.
At this event Kang will talk about voting rights, language access advocacy, and hate crimes against Asians during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Andy Kang joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago in 2011 after serving as a staff attorney at the Legislative Reference Bureau, a non-partisan State agency that provides legal advice to the Illinois General Assembly regarding the drafting of legislation. During his tenure with Advancing Justice | Chicago, Andy served as one of the lead negotiators for the Illinois TRUST Act and co-led the successful advocacy effort to bring Automatic Voter Registration to Illinois; both were signed into law in 2017.
In the area of protecting voting rights, Andy has actively served on the steering committee of the Just Democracy Illinois coalition and oversees Advancing Justice | Chicago’s non-partisan poll monitoring operation in Illinois, which has led to improving language assistance for voters in the Chinese American, South Asian American, and Korean American communities in Cook County.
Advancing Justice | Chicago is an affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, which addresses civil rights issues faced by Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other vulnerable and underserved communities.