Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Jun 12, 2012

Two U.S. Supreme Court rulings – which are expected to be issued within the next month – will significantly affect immigrants nationwide.

APALC is keeping a close eye on the results of two cases:  Arizona v. United States, which will rule on Arizona’s anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 law, which requires individuals to carry proof of legal immigration status and authorizes state law enforcement officers to check for those documents if the officers have suspicion of their status, often through racial profiling.

Jun 08, 2012

APALC is a co-sponsor of Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, presented by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP).  The event is a panel discussion with nonprofit, legal and judicial leaders that will be broadcast live via Google Hangout on June 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Jun 07, 2012

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed – a blogger, activist and writer – joined APALC in March as Voter Engagement Manager and will lead the organization’s electoral advocacy work this year.

May 29, 2012

APALC is providing a free citizenship workshop for the Chinese community in San Gabriel Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012. The workshop will be held at the First Baptist Church of Alhambra, 101 South Atlantic Boulevard, Alhambra, CA 91801.

May 25, 2012

With respect to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (Asian American and NHPI) communities, one out of six adults and one out of 10 children nationwide lack health insurance. This means there are an estimated 2.3 million Asian Americans and 162,000 Pacific Islanders nationwide who could be eligible for health coverage under President Obama's landmark health reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

May 23, 2012

Ms. T*, a Cambodian American single mother who lives in Los Angeles, is a domestic violence and cancer survivor. She also is one of more than 1.4 million individuals in California who receive aid through the state’s welfare to work program, CalWORKs, but may soon be left without help.

May 22, 2012

APALC’s Health Access Project supports the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (“HEAA”), S.2472, into the United States Senate on April 26, 2012. The Health Access Project is committed to address the diverse health care needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (Asian Americans and NHPIs) throughout California and urges you and your organizations to support the HEAA.

May 22, 2012

APALC is pleased to welcome Veronica Gutierrez, vice president of local public affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), to its Board of Directors. Gutierrez is responsible for SCE community and government relations at the municipal and county levels, and also for licensing for SCE’s major transmission projects.

May 21, 2012

During an APALC naturalization workshop in Orange County on Monday, May 21, representatives from the office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and State Senator Lou Correa presented certificates of appreciation to Hung Nguyen, the Manager of Development at Nguoi Viet Daily News – the first and largest daily newspaper published in Vietnamese in the United States.

May 17, 2012

The Parent Organization Network (PON) is a congregation of grassroots parent organizations that strive for equal learning opportunity for children of color in our own local public education systems including the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Montebello Unified School District (MUSD), Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD), and Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD).


For Legal Help

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.

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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.