Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Asian American Civil Rights Organization Announces 2016 California Legislative Agenda

SACRAMENTO  Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-California) launched its 2016 policy agenda at a legislative briefing at the state Capitol in Sacramento, attended by state legislators, legislative staff, members of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, advocates, and commun

Call For Disciplinary Action Against Los Angeles Sheriff’s Top Deputy For Racist, Sexist, And Islamophobic Emails

LOS ANGELES – In response to a recent Los Angeles Times article exposing numerous offensive and derogatory emails sent by Tom Angel, the current Chief of Staff to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles issues the following statement:

Advancing Justice Delivers Strong Message in Support of President’s Immigration Action

LOS ANGELES – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Nationally, about 400,000 undocumented Asian immigrants would be eligible for these deferred action initiatives.

Asian American Voters in California Agree on Key Issues According to New Poll

As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate i

2016 Advancing Justice Conference is a huge success!

In March, nearly 900 advocates, educators, lawmakers, speakers and students from 42 states gathered in Los Angeles for the 2016 Advancing Justice Conference “Empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: 2016 and Beyond”, hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

Advancing Justice - LA Expands Free ESL / Civics Classes to El Monte and El Sereno

LOS ANGELES – Starting April 18th, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) will expand its free English as a Second Language (ESL) and civics courses—currently offered in Koreatown, Chinatown, Temple City, Rosemead, and San Gabriel—through the addition of locations in El Sereno and El Monte. This expansion is designed to reach the underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of the San Gabriel Valley and help address a growing need for English classes for citizenship.

Advancing Justice – LA Supports New State Bill to Expand Educational Access and Opportunity in California

LOS ANGELES – In San Gabriel Friday morning, members of the California State Senate announced the introduction of SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-income students by incentivizing K-12 school districts and charter schools to provide access to more rigorous college-readiness coursework. SB 1050 seeks to establish a stronger pipeline from K-12 high schools, particularly those that enroll 75 percent or more low-income, English learner, and foster youth, to the University of California. 

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision to Preserve Equal Representation in “One Person, One Vote” Case Ensures Immigrant and Minority Populations will Continue to be Counted

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC applaud today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott regarding how population should be counted for redistricting purposes. The Court ruled 8-0 to unanimously affirm the principle that every member of our society counts and deserves representation—including children, recent immigrants, and other non-voting individuals.



Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, 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.