Press Releases

April 5, 2021

To increase access to quality care for California’s most vulnerable patients during the pandemic, Health Net awarded Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) a $90,000 grant to help enroll and increase outreach to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Medi-Cal managed care with a focus on...

April 1, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday additional action steps to respond to the growing number anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents, as well as ways to better protect the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Provisions of the announcement include instituting a multi-faceted Department of Justice...
March 22, 2021

The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act, HR6, which would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, undocumented youth, the children of certain nonimmigrant visa holders, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. The House also passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, HR 1603, a...

February 19, 2021

Health Net awards $1.965 million in grants to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Community Based Organizations (CBO) and clinic consortia in California to improve access to quality care and educate residents about Medi-Cal benefits 

February 17, 2021

As a national network of local and national Asian American organizations and individuals that convened in the wake of the pandemic a year ago, we have been working together to share best practices and lessons learned from responding to anti-Asian violence. 

February 10, 2021

Today, Advancing Justice-LA applauds the nomination of its former Litigation Director Julie Su for the position of Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.  

January 27, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the reintroduction of the New Way Forward Act by Reps. Jesús  “Chuy'' García, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, and Ayanna Pressley.

January 26, 2021

On racial equity day, President Biden issued a presidential memorandum acknowledging the harm caused by harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and condemning anti-Asian bias and discrimination. This memorandum directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the COVID-19 Health Equity Task...

January 20, 2021

After tireless advocacy of immigrant communities and advocates, President Biden today fulfilled several campaign promises by sending an immigration bill to Congress and issuing executive orders and memoranda on immigration-related actions. The immigration bill provides a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants and...

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