Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Project Director - Voting Rights

Kitamura, Esq.

Deanna Kitamura is a Project Director of the Voting Rights Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. Her work includes ensuring that counties comply with their language assistance requirements at poll sites.  She is one of the co-authors of Advancing Justice’s Voices of Democracy: Asian Americans and Language Access During the 2012 Elections. From 2009 to 2012, Kitamura was Advancing Justice - LA’s Statewide Redistricting Manager and worked with community partners to advocate that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities be kept whole through the Los Angeles City and statewide redistricting process. 

Prior to her work at Advancing Justice-LA, Kitamura was a legislative deputy for a Los Angeles city councilmember.  She has also worked as an attorney at Western Center on Law & Poverty, California Rural Legal Assistance, the National Consumer Law Center, and a civil rights litigation firm. Kitamura graduated from Pomona College and UCLA School of Law.
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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.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
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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.