Press Releases

January 15, 2021

Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Southeast Asian Freedom Network, and the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans sent a letter, signed by 150 organizations, urging President-elect Biden to place a complete moratorium on all deportations immediately upon taking office until Congress...

January 6, 2021

Washington, DC — January 6, 2021 The world has watched in horror as Trump terrorists, rioters, and seditionists stormed the U.S. Capitol incited by President Trump, who earlier in the day urged his ardent supporters to walk to the Capitol Building and "show strength" and "fight."

January 5, 2021
Advocacy Groups, Community Organizations and Science Associations Urge President-elect Joe Biden to End Justice Department’s “China Initiative” 
November 24, 2020

Groups Urge All To Talk About COVID-19 Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans And To “Stand Against Hatred”

November 13, 2020

“The fight for diversity and equal access to opportunities is not over – in SFFA v. Harvard, the 1st Circuit of Massachusetts has upheld the value of these goals, and decades of legal precedent on the merit of affirmative action.  And although here in California, the recent defeat of Proposition 16 might make our battle for affirmative action...

November 10, 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) issues the following statements on the outcome of the Presidential Election 2020.

Connie Chung Joe, CEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles states,

October 6, 2020

Beginning today, October 6 through election day November 3, free helplines for voters in Los Angeles County and Orange County will be available in six languages: Chinese, English, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Callers can receive help and clarification about the voting process such as registration, in-language resources, mail-in...

September 16, 2020

Today, oral arguments begin in the appeal of SFFA v. Harvard. Although a federal court ruled last year that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its undergraduate admissions process, SFFA filed an appeal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.



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