Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

June 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES -  Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion released today in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Court ruled [4-3] in favor of...

June 16, 2016

A coalition of prominent Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civic and civil rights organizations has united to deliver an open letter to MSNBC, CNN and Fox News--the country’s three largest providers of cable news--demanding that the networks address the persistent...

June 15, 2016 to June 16, 2016

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”) condemns the horrific massacre in Orlando, Florida yesterday morning, and stands with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning (LGBTQIQ) communities as our nation mourns this tragedy.  

June 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) commends Governor Brown for signing SB 10 on June 10, 2016. Authored...

June 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES – After a year-long legal battle resulting in a $15.2 million default judgment last month, the 11 Filipino workers who sued the owners of L’Amande French Bakery were also...

June 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA -  Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams and sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California, Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter, and the Sikh Coalition, passed out of the Assembly Floor on the consent calendar with a 67 - 0 vote.  The bill will move on...

May 31, 2016

LOS ANGELES - As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) draws to a close today, a ...

May 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES - In anticipation of the recent anti-affirmative action administrative complaints filed against Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale, Asian Americans Advancing Justice began circulating an...

May 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) launched its 2016 state policy agenda at legislative briefings in Sacramento and Los Angeles earlier this...

May 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES – In response to news reports that administrative complaints are being filed today seeking to dismantle race-conscious admissions policies at Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Yale University, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) issues the following statement:


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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.