Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Nov 05, 2012

Local youth groups have spent the past few months educating the public about the importance of voting. The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at UCLA created rAPId, an event to inform UCLA students about civic engagement, while PELE Sisterhood, a Pacific Islander sorority based in Long Beach, helped enlighten the Pacific Islander community through art.

Nov 01, 2012

The first-ever California Asian American Pacific Islander Voter Guide is now available to help voters make informed decisions for the November 6 election.

The voter guide, which can be found online at http://www.18millionrising.org/voterguide/, includes positions on nine of the 11 ballot measures from 22 organizations across the state that are educating and mobilizing community members to vote in the November elections. 

Oct 25, 2012

For more than a year, 18-year-old Ivette Ocampo has been interning with APALC’s Youth and Parent Leadership Development and has been able to take her own experiences as an undocumented student to help educate other young people about the importance of social activism.

Oct 24, 2012

When Sally* first came to APALC, she had no one to turn to for help. She met with APALC Attorney Amy Woo Lee, and shared her story.

Oct 24, 2012

Suely Ngouy, APALC’s Policy Advocate for the Health Access Project, has been named a 2012-2013 Fellow by the Women’s Policy Institute.

Oct 22, 2012

Linda Huynh learned about the importance of voting while recently taking a political science class at California State University, Los Angeles. A month later, she heard about a voting project for youth at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC).

Oct 16, 2012

Our early twenties are often seen as the time in life in which we build the foundations of our future. But for me, my twenties have been mostly a struggle of survival.

Oct 10, 2012

Yanin Senachai recently joined APALC’s litigation team as a Skadden Fellow.  The Skadden Fellowship is awarded to recent law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor and those deprived of their civil or human rights.  Yanin’s two-year fellowship project will focus on combating wage theft, labor exploitation and human trafficking of Thai low-wage workers through direct representation, civil litigation and policy advocacy. 

We talked to Yanin about her background and why she wanted to work at APALC:

Oct 05, 2012

Yanin Senachai has joined APALC’s litigation team as a Skadden Fellow.  The Skadden Fellowship is awarded to recent law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor and those deprived of their civil or human rights.  Yanin’s two-year fellowship project will focus on combating wage theft, labor exploitation and human trafficking of Thai low-wage workers through direct representation, civil litigation and policy advocacy. 

Oct 05, 2012

The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice – the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the Asian American Institute (AAI), the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), and the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) – and a diverse group of more than 50 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and individuals released on October 4th a position statement in support of expanding educational opportunity and the continued need for affirmative action programs. 

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