As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate is aligned across party lines on key issues like education, healthcare, and immigration.
On Friday April 8th, Advancing Justice - LA's Executive Director Stewart Kwoh and staff members joined California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), other members of the State Senate, and education advocates at San Gabriel High School to announce the introduction of SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-inco
Advancing Justice-California is pleased to release its 2016 policy agenda and announce the hiring of Andrew T. Medina as its California Policy Manager. Advancing Justice-California advocates in the state Capitol for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Advancing Justice – LA has launched its inaugural Tagalog-language helpline to expand the reach of its legal services within the Filipino and Filipino American community in Los Angeles, particularly in the area of citizenship.
Advancing Justice – LA is excited to welcome Sylvia Kim as its new Orange County Regional Director. In this role, Kim will provide vision and strategic leadership for the organization’s work and will be responsible for securing resources to sustain and expand Advancing Justice – LA’s Orange County satellite office.
By Anthony Ng, Policy Advocate - Immigrant Rights
In 2013, the State of California recognized the pivotal role of undocumented immigrants to the future of our state by passing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), the Safe and Responsible Driver Act. Now, more than two years later, we celebrate the fact that about 600,000 undocumented Californians are now able to live a more normal life by being able to legally drive.
By Dorie Chang, Staff Attorney, Advancing Justice - LA
In January 30, California will commemorate its sixth annual Korematsu Day, in honor of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused during World War II to comply with Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans.
Ayano Wolff first began volunteering with the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project at Advancing Justice - LA as a law clerk during her 2L year of law school. The SAFE project focuses on providing legal assistance with family law and immigration issues to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, particularly those who are low-income and limited-English speaking.
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.