Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

February 17, 2021

As a national network of local and national Asian American organizations and individuals that convened in the wake of the pandemic a year ago, we have been working together to share best practices and lessons learned from responding to anti-Asian violence. 

February 10, 2021

Today, Advancing Justice-LA applauds the nomination of its former Litigation Director Julie Su for the position of Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.  

January 27, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the reintroduction of the New Way Forward Act by Reps. Jesús  “Chuy'' García, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, and Ayanna Pressley.

January 26, 2021

On racial equity day, President Biden issued a presidential memorandum acknowledging the harm caused by harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and condemning anti-Asian bias and discrimination. This memorandum directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the COVID-19 Health Equity Task...

January 20, 2021

After tireless advocacy of immigrant communities and advocates, President Biden today fulfilled several campaign promises by sending an immigration bill to Congress and issuing executive orders and memoranda on immigration-related actions. The immigration bill provides a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants and...

January 15, 2021

Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Southeast Asian Freedom Network, and the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans sent a letter, signed by 150 organizations, urging President-elect Biden to place a complete moratorium on all deportations immediately upon taking office until Congress...

January 6, 2021

Washington, DC — January 6, 2021 The world has watched in horror as Trump terrorists, rioters, and seditionists stormed the U.S. Capitol incited by President Trump, who earlier in the day urged his ardent supporters to walk to the Capitol Building and "show strength" and "fight."

January 5, 2021
Advocacy Groups, Community Organizations and Science Associations Urge President-elect Joe Biden to End Justice Department’s “China Initiative” 
November 24, 2020

Groups Urge All To Talk About COVID-19 Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans And To “Stand Against Hatred”



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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.