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City of Santa Ana to Have District Elections in 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) applauds Santa Ana City Council for signing an ordinance that adopts a map transitioning the city from at-large elections to district elections in 2020. The ordinance reflects the voters’ approval of a ballot measure in November to convert to district elections. The ballot measure was placed on the ballot as a result of a legal settlement with the City of Santa Ana, litigated by Advancing Justice-LA and Sidley Austin LLP (“Sidley”).

Georgia Guarantees Voting Rights to Limited-English Proficient Voters in Runoff Elections

In a move that protects the rights of thousands of immigrant voters, the Georgia Secretary of State today settled a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (Advancing Justice-Atlanta), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), and pro bono law firms Buckley Beal, LLP and Alston & Bird, LLP. The lawsuit asked a federal judge to block a Georgia law that bars limited-English proficient (LEP) voters from selecting an interpreter of their choice in state and local elections. Through the settlement, the law will not be enforced in the upcoming December 2018 runoff election, the March 2019 special election, or any subsequent election.

Advancing Justice Seeks To Protect Limited English Proficient Voters in Georgia

In the wake of mounting allegations of voter suppression in Georgia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (Advancing Justice-Atlanta), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) with support from pro bono law firms Buckley Beal, LLP, and Alston & Bird, LLP filed a lawsuit today to block a Georgia law that severely restricts whom limited English proficient (LEP) voters can bring to the polls as their interpreter, which largely affects immigrant communities and communities of color. The lawsuit seeks to protect these voters during the December 4th runoff election.

A Poll Monitor’s Life

Yesterday morning, while the internet was abuzz about getting out the vote, I was preparing myself for poll monitoring to help protect voters’ rights and voters’ language access at the polls. Advancing Justice-LA sent over 100 individuals out in southern California to monitor about 220 precincts. This year is my second time volunteering with Advancing Justice-LA as a poll monitor and doing so in my hometown of Diamond Bar, California. The experience filled me with hope and pride. 

Advancing Justice - California Mobilizes Hundreds of Poll Monitors to Protect Rights of Limited English Proficient Voters

As the rights of immigrants across the country are threatened, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice - CA) is expanding its non-partisan efforts to make sure voters in California’s limited-English proficient immigrant communities are able to exercise their right to vote without impediment.

Appeals Court Rules Civil Rights Groups Can Intervene in Federal Lawsuit Challenging the California Voting Rights Act

A federal appeals court panel ruled today that civil rights advocates can intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the City of Poway's election system and challenges the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA).

Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Turn Out Voters For June 5th Primary Election

This morning, a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and advocacy groups, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), gathered to urge community members to vote in the June 5th primary election. 

Make sure your Vote By Mail ballot is counted

A majority of California voters are now casting their votes using Vote-by-Mail ballots rather than heading to the polls to vote on Election Day. In 2018, five California counties will implement the Voter's Choice Act, where all registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail and have three choices to cast their vote. All counties have the option to implement this new model in 2020.

Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Challenge to the California Voting Rights Act

Civil rights advocates applaud the Southern District Court of California for dismissing a lawsuit that sought to overturn the City of Poway’s election system and challenge the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). 

Advancing Justice, MALDEF Seek to Intervene in Federal Lawsuit Challenge to the California Voting Rights Act

Civil rights advocates are asking a federal court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the City of Poway’s election system and challenges the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).

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