On March 8th, 2014, law student volunteer Aditi Singh represented SAAPRI in a discussion about voting rights with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. on his TV show UpFront, which aired on Word Network. Also joining the conversation were Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Common Cause Illinois.
In the South Asian American community, we are growing in number, and there are large numbers of citizens now who want to vote but who don’t have access to the polls. That’s where we draw from the power of working with communities who have been defending the right to vote for many years. Even if each voting problem doesn’t impact each community in each district, this work is about protecting the right to vote, a right that the Civil Rights movement fought very hard for…Aditi Singh, SAAPRI law student volunteer
- Read about SAAPRI’s 2013 appearance on UpFront here