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June 23, 2021

Thirty-nine years ago on June 19 in Michigan, Vincent Chin was out at a local bar for his bachelor party. While he was enjoying the evening with his friends, two men confronted Vincent. The two men were Chrysler workers and they confused Chin, who was Chinese American, for being Japanese, shouting racial slurs and saying, “It’s because of you little motherf — ers that we’re out of work.” They later found Vincent in the area, took a baseball bat, and cracked open his skull. Four days later on June 23, Vincent died.

June 14, 2021
One of the key tenets of a strong democracy is the active participation of the people, in politics and civic life.  The institutions that make up our government must work for its people, providing the means and opportunities for community members to lead productive, healthy lives.  We know from the last four years that our democracy is fragile and for it to work its members must be able to voice concerns, act collectively and ultimately hold public officials accountable. 

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year.

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.