Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

'Your Vote Matters' Press Conference and Legislative Briefing

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in California and the nation. The number of AAPIs registered to vote in California also increased 60% from 2002 and 2012. By November 2016, AAPIs will make up at least 11% of California voters. As a community, AAPIs are poised to be the “margin of victory” in key races and campaigns and to increase our influence on elected officials who make key policy decisions.
 
In anticipation of the 2016 election and in honor of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we invite you to celebrate the growing influence of AAPIs in politics and society and examine how to leverage these demographic changes to advance public policy that benefits all Californians.
 
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Press Conference: focused on the Your Vote Matters campaign that seeks to turn out AAPI voters for the June 7th primary election, this event will also provide key demographic and voter data trends for Southern California AAPIs along with information about voter registration deadlines.
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Legislative Briefing: hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, there will be presentations on policy issues important to the growing and diverse AAPI community, including: bullying and intimidation in public schools, access to higher education, immigration enforcement, worker’s rights, and disaggregated data.
 
Location: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Community Room
1145 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
Please RSVP by filling out this form. For more information, please contact Anthony Ng, Immigrant Rights Policy Advocate at [email protected].

 

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Thursday, May 19th 2016

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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.

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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.