Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

October 25, 2016

NEW YORK - Representatives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations met with Fox News executives today to present a community letter signed by 134 national, state and local AAPI organizations and allies, as well as a petition with nearly 24,000 signatures, in response to the racist “Watters World: Chinatown...

October 18, 2016
GARDEN GROVE, CA – Because the legal needs of  Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in Orange County are significantly underserved due to language, culture and other barriers, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Orange County (Advancing Justice-OC) is hosting a free legal clinic on Saturday,...
October 13, 2016
Los Angeles -- Today, leading Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community leaders and organizations came together to urge the AANHPI community to register and vote this November.


October 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Yanin Senachai, staff attorney in Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s impact litigation unit, has been named one of this year’s “Best Under 40” by the...

October 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice issued the following statement in regards to a recent segment that ran on The O’Reilly Factor:

September 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES – With the recent trend of substantive and meaningful roles on television that explore nuanced perspectives of Asians in America, NBC’s announcement of a new show in production called “Mail Order Family” is a leap backward in the depiction of Asians and...

September 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Today, the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission released its 2015 Hate Crimes Report. After a seven-year downward trend, hate crimes in Los Angeles County jumped 24 percent in 2015 (from 390 to 484 cases).  Statewide, hate crimes also increased in 2015, but by only 10 percent. 

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s (D-Oakland) AB 1726 into law.  AB 1726 will direct the Department of Public Health to disaggregate...

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a historic bill, Assemblymember Das Williams’ Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, that will protect vulnerable Muslim and Sikh students...

September 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assemblymember Phil Ting’s Assembly Bill (AB) 2437.  The bill, sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice–California (Advancing Justice-CA) and The Oakland Work and Health Program, will require nail salons and other establishments regulated by the state Board of Barbering and...


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Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, 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.