Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


APALC Advocates for Language Assistance During 2012 Election Cycle

During this presidential election year, APALC is working with a number of organizations across California to ensure that Asian American voters have full access to their rights, including their rights to language assistance under Section 203 of the federal Voting Rights Act.  In jurisdictions cove

Assembly Bill 1088

APALC co-sponsors Assembly Bill 1088, a bill that would break down state data by Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic communities. Authored by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and supported by dozens of community groups and thousands of community members, AB 1088 passes the state legislature and is signed into law by the Governor in late 2011.

Census 2010

APALC launches a California-wide effort to ensure an accurate count of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Census 2010, partnering with Asian American and NHPI organizations around the state and ultimately reaching at least 1.25 million individuals through ethnic media, social media, and other outreach.

Voter Mobilization

APALC spearheads its first voter mobilization effort targeting Asian American voters in Los Angeles County. Working in partnership with several community organizations, the project recruits volunteers to make bilingual phone calls to more than 21,000 Asian American voters during the 2006 primary and general elections.

H.R. 9/Voting Rights Act

After extensive advocacy, APALC celebrates the signing of H.R. 9, which renews three key provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act that would have otherwise expired in 2007. Among those provisions are Section 203, which requires states and counties to provide language assistance to voters. APALC provides testimony to Congress, the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, and state commissions and legislators, on the barriers faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. APALC’s work is cited on the floor of the U.S.


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


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.