The Pro Bono Spotlight honors volunteers and the important work they do to help Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA fulfill its mission of serving communities in need. In this edition, we recognize Angelique Nguyen-Le, who has been an amazing volunteer with the Litigation team since 2017. She has volunteered over 125 hours with the organization and is still currently volunteering. Angelique has a master’s degree from UCI and is currently working in Orange County.
In the coming months, millions of rising high school seniors will be visiting college campuses and hustling to get a head start on their application materials, just as I did twenty years ago.
In the upcoming weeks, the California Legislature will be deciding on the expansion of Medi-Cal to open up coverage to all Californians regardless of immigration status. Two proposals are on the table - one to cover the young adult population between 19 and 25 years old (AB 2965 - Arambula) and the other for the elder population of 65 years and older (SB 974 - Lara). Both these efforts are a step forward, bringing us closer to realizing the idea of health care as a human right.
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.