Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

June 17, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 17, 2009, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) invites you to celebrate the release of Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice.

May 26, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – The California Supreme Court today ruled in a 6 to 1 decision that the initiative process in California can be used to strip away fundamental rights from a minority group that has historically been subject to discrimination.

April 3, 2009

Los Angeles – The following is a statement from Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), regarding the tragic shooting in Binghamton, New York.

March 2, 2009

Sacramento, Calif.—Late last week, Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) introduced legislation designed to ensure that mortgage documents—arguably the most complex of all consumer finance documents—are better understood by limited-English speaking homebuyers.

February 27, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) announced the election of John S.C. Lim, Esq.

February 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA –The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) commends the U.S. Congress for awarding Filipino American veterans of World War II partial payment of their long-overdue veteran benefits. The payments represent recognition of the courage and sacrifice of Filipinos who fought under U.S. command in World War II.

February 3, 2009

Los Angeles -- As part of its "Heroes of Love" campaign to honor straight allies who have championed marriage equality, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has recognized 15 Californians who have played a leadership role in fighting for the freedom to marry on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

January 22, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), API Equality-LA, API Equality, and California Faith for Equality (CAFFE), held a briefing today to release data showing Asian American voting trends on Proposition 8 during the November 2008 election.  The November 2008 Southern California Voter Survey (“2008 Voter Survey”),...

January 15, 2009

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 15, 2009) – Civil rights groups today filed an amicus brief with the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution.

January 9, 2009

Los Angeles—Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members gathered at the Governor’s office today to express outrage for Governor Schwarzenegger’s January budget proposal, which aims to cut critical funding for education, vital living assistance and health services.



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