Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Voter Engagement Manager


Kelly Osajima is Advancing Justice - LA's Voter Engagement Manager and leads Advancing Justice's work to strengthen the civic participation and progressive political voice of the Southern California AANHPI community through electoral organizing. She works with AAPI community organizations in LA and Orange County to help incorporate voter engagement into their existing framework, and brings them together to coordinate voter registration, education and get out the vote efforts during major election cycles. 
Prior to starting at Advancing Justice - LA, Kelly served as a grassroots organizer for Evolve, a non-profit in San Francisco working to reform Proposition 13 to make corporations pay their fair share in property taxes and fund public education. She also served as a Summer Associate and Program Coordinator for the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley, a multi-ethnic policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice.
Kelly graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology. She represented UCLA on the UC Student Association Board of Directors and led statewide efforts to fight for affordable public higher education.
Today, Kelly is active in the Japanese American community and is a 2016 fellow with the New Leaders Council, the nation's premiere political entrepreneurship program to train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. 

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For Legal Help

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


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


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.