Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

March 27, 2020

Advancing Justice-LA, a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, today announced its efforts to endorse participation in the Census 2020 by phone, mail, or online amid efforts to...

March 11, 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) announced that Phillip Lee and Linda Shim have been elected to its board of directors.

March 10, 2020

Today the Opportunity for All Coalition announced a campaign to repeal Proposition 209 through the introduction of ACA 5, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is proud to announce our support and endorsement.

February 27, 2020

Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) launched a new report highlighting socioeconomic, housing, immigration, health, and education trends within the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community in the United States. Meant as a resource for policymakers, funders,...

February 24, 2020

Today, on February 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final public...

February 19, 2020

We are disappointed and disturbed by the discriminatory sentiment aimed at Asian Americans in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic in Asia. In order to prevent xenophobia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice calls on the media to be conscious of how they frame stories around the coronavirus and for social media platforms to dispel the spread of...

January 24, 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)  has launched a nationwide search for a new Chief Executive Officer.  The search is a first for the organization, which was previously led by civil rights leader and attorney Stewart Kwoh. Kwoh...

December 18, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) encourages community members to enroll in qualified health plans offered by Covered California, the state’s marketplace for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Advancing Justice-LA has been leading a collaborative of over 20 community-based...

December 10, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the introduction of the New Way Forward Act by U.S. House Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, and Ayanna Pressley. 



Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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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.