Press Releases

April 13, 2020

As community members face uncertain times, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is here to be a community resource. As Californians practice social distancing and other preventative measures while observing the state-wide Safer At Home order, Advancing Justice-LA can still be reached by phone and direct...

April 1, 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five Asian American civil rights organizations, is pushing for an accurate count of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities amid the disruption to census activities caused by the...

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...



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