11/21/2017

Asian American Action Fund Calls for Investigation and Response to the Recent Actions of United Airlines and the Chicago O’Hare Police

In light of yesterday’s brutal assault on Dr. David Dao in the Chicago O’Hare Airport, the Asian American Action Fund (AAA-Fund) calls for an investigation into the actions, motivation, and behavior of the United Airlines employees and O’Hare Airport’s Aviation Police.

Upon the request of United Airlines staff, the O’Hare Airport’s Aviation Police forcibly dragged a paying customer out of his seat, bloodying and possibly concussing him in the process. Dr. Dao, the customer in question, was twice dragged off the flight, the second time on a stretcher. Dr Dao expressed the belief that racial animus and not random chance was the reason he was singling out for forcible removal.

The use of force against an Asian American traveler is a symptom of a nation which tolerates violence against minorities. AAA-Fund calls for an investigation to determine if there is systematic racism in the O’Hare police force or within the United Airlines organization. We also call on O’Hare and United to engage in training to diffuse conflict without violence and how to recognize and counter systematic racism.

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Missing Him Already

President Obama and Michelle Chicago Farewell

When I was in law school in Chicago, I’d see campaign signs now and then with an unusual African-sounding name … someone running for the state senate from the south side … I was always too busy to take notice of political candidates or get involved back then. All these years later, as he says his farewells in that city that first witnessed his incredible leadership, I am wistful and so grateful to have been witness and beneficiary to such a great president.

Let us not dismiss or gloss over integrity, leadership, and wisdom when it arrives in packages that are local, or unheard of, or non-traditional, and especially in our own better natures.

– Marybelle C. Ang

AAA-Fund Applauds HRC Decision to Endorse Tammy Duckworth

Luncheon Reception to Support Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth for Senate

Irene Bueno, Bel Leon Hong, Irene Natividad, & the Asian American Action Fund invite you to a Reception in Support of  Tammy Duckworth
Candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Noon through 1 PM

Bistro Bis

15 East St. NW

Washington DC

Suggested contributions:

  • Host: $2,700 
  • Sponsor: $1,000 
  • Attendee: $500

For more information or to RSVP, contact Tonya Fulkerson at (202) 546-7220 or tonya@ffandcompany.com
 

Please make checks payable to and mail to:
Tammy for Illinois220 I Street, NE, Suite 250Washington, DC 20002 

https://act.myngp.com/Forms/7916907491052488448

Or, fax this completed form to: 847‐908‐7524

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