Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Jun 15, 2018

In the coming months, millions of rising high school seniors will be visiting college campuses and hustling to get a head start on their application materials, just as I did twenty years ago.

Jun 06, 2018

In the upcoming weeks, the California Legislature will be deciding on the expansion of Medi-Cal to open up coverage to all Californians regardless of immigration status. Two proposals are on the table - one to cover the young adult population between 19 and 25 years old (AB 2965 - Arambula) and the other for the elder population of 65 years and older (SB 974 - Lara). Both these efforts are a step forward, bringing us closer to realizing the idea of health care as a human right.

May 31, 2018

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to an end, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is proud to unveil our 2018 organizational platform and policy priorities that seek to protect immigrants and communities of color, resist the heartless and cruel policies emanating from the federal government, and advance proactive proposals at the state and local levels.

May 09, 2018
It’s been a busy year for civil rights non-profits. Despite the president’s efforts to stymie us, we’ve been fully engaged in driving reform across a broad range of policy arenas, and at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California, a joint project of Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, we’re getting ready to take on the second half of our 2018 policy agenda.
 
Apr 26, 2018

Advancing Justice-LA Board Member and longtime community leader John Lim looks back on his service following the 1992 Civil Unrest in Los Angeles. 

Apr 24, 2018

When I was in middle school, my mother was a victim of assault and battery. However, due to her limited English proficiency, she was unable to communicate to the police what had occurred to even make a police report. I felt helpless and angry about my mother's inability to access the justice system. It was at that moment that I decided to become an attorney -- to bring justice for crime victims and expand access to Asian Americans.

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Nicole a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community.  This year, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked some of our staff a few questions to learn about why they do what they do and how they got here. 
Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Jessica C. a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Yanin a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

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Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
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800.867.3126
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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.