Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Campaign to Stop Countering Violent Extremism in California

California Public Records Act (PRA) Litigation Against the City of Los Angeles (MOPS, LAPD, HRC)
  1. CVE PRA Request (August 4, 2015)
  2. CVE PRA Request (February 7, 2017)
  3. PRA Request (September 27, 2018)
  4. CVE PRA Writ Petition
  5. Documents produced in response to PRA Requests
  6. Timeline of CVE in Los Angeles

FOIA Litigation Against DHS/FEMA and DOJ

  1. FOIA Complaint
  2. Documents produced in response to FOIA

Take Action:

  1. MPower Toolkit [Stop CVE in CA]
  2. MPower Toolkit [Stop CVE in LA]
Advancing Justice-LA and Coalition Partners' Press Statements on CVE
Community Opposition to CVE
  1. #NoPVEinCA Sign-On Letter
  2. CAIR Org sign-on letter
  3. MPower Change Petition
  4. Letter Opposing CVE from Peter Schey, Advisor to LA City Council
  5. "What is CVE?" created by Vigilant Love and Nikkei Democracy Project
  6. TL;DR - Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) video by ACLU SoCal
  7. Defending Rights & Dissent Blog: “Relentless community vigilance, advocacy and opposition” Forces LA Mayor to Reject CVE Grant
Other Resources:
  1. Stop CVE Website
  2. Brennan Center Report (March 2017)
  3. Brennen Center Report (June 2018) 
  4. Government Accountability Office Report
  5. National Webinar on Resisting CVE
  6. CVE Documents from Muslim Advocates' PRA on LAPD Muslim Mapping
  7. MPower Social Media Toolkit


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.