Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Nov 06, 2015

By Shelly Chen, Voter Engagement Coordinator

Oct 21, 2015

On Thursday, October 15, Advancing Justice-LA celebrated its 32nd anniversary at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Chaired by Bret Perkins, Vice-President of External and Government Affairs, Comcast / NBC Universal, the event honored four outstanding companies, organizations and groups of individuals:

Oct 21, 2015

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles applauds the recent appointment of Pro Bono Director Christina Yang to the State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (SCDLS). Yang was appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees to join SCDLS, one of seven new members to join the Committee this fall. The State Bar of California is a public corporation that regulates the professional conduct of the state’s lawyers and provides greater access to legal services.

Oct 21, 2015

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic

Asian Americans Advancing Justice recently released its latest A Community of Contrasts demographic report on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and Seattle metropolitan areas.

Oct 07, 2015

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles commemorates the legendary and revolutionary activist, Grace Lee Boggs. She passed away on the morning of Monday, October 5, 2015. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs one of the most notable Asian American figures in radical politics and cross-community activism.

Oct 07, 2015

California takes monumental step toward fair policing with first-ever bill to collect, analyze, and make public data on all police stops

Oct 07, 2015

2016 may be a watershed year for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) political empowerment: AAPI voters are poised to make a significant impact next year, with our rapidly growing numbers and influence in a politically polarized nation that faces increasingly tight elections.

Sep 28, 2015

By Stewart Kwoh and Chris Punongbayan

At this pivotal moment in our nation’s ongoing struggle with racism, California can and should lead the nation in fair policing. Instead, our state shamefully leads the country in officer-involved killings, with over 120 deaths so far this year. Behind this number are the countless communities affected and families left shattered.

Sep 23, 2015

State-level report reveals great disparities in access and success across the AANHPI spectrum

Sep 23, 2015

August 10th marked the 15th anniversary of Joseph Iletos death.  Joseph Ileto was a Filipino American postal worker who was shot and killed by a white supremacist, shortly after shooting five other people at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles.  Advancing Justice - LA, then the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, along with many Filipino community groups, assisted the Ileto family with emotional,


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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.

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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.