Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Voting campaign targets Asian Americans

Oct 23 2012

Los Angeles Times

Michael Wahl is aware that he has a choice — President Obama or Mitt Romney. "It's either this guy or that guy," the Cal Poly Pomona sophomore says.

But he didn't know about the candidates lower on the ballot, or the measures that could shape California's future — until volunteers came to his ethnic studies class one evening with a video aimed at convincing Asian Americans to turn out on election day.

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626's Fung Brothers: Does your Asian mom vote?

Sep 27 2012

Andrew and David Fung, who became popular from their YouTube song "626" celebrating Asian-American culture in the San Gabriel Valley, teamed up this month with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center to create a public service announcement encouraging young Asian Americans to vote in the November election.

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Filipino nurses win language discrimination settlement

Sep 18 2012

Los Angeles Times

A group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak "English only" won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and co-workers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers.

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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.