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National AAPI Leaders Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Affirmative Action Case

LOS ANGELES -  Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion released today in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Court ruled [4-3] in favor of the consideration of race as part of a holistic review of an applicant in university admissions processes.

 

Advancing Justice Opposes Efforts to Dismantle Race-Conscious Admissions Policies at Ivy League Schools

LOS ANGELES – In response to news reports that administrative complaints are being filed today seeking to dismantle race-conscious admissions policies at Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Yale University, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) issues the following statement:

2016 Advancing Justice Conference is a huge success!

In March, nearly 900 advocates, educators, lawmakers, speakers and students from 42 states gathered in Los Angeles for the 2016 Advancing Justice Conference “Empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: 2016 and Beyond”, hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

New California Policy Manager & 2016 Legislative Agenda

Advancing Justice-California is pleased to release its 2016 policy agenda and announce the hiring of Andrew T. Medina as its California Policy Manager. Advancing Justice-California advocates in the state Capitol for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. 

API’s and Prop. 47 – Overcoming the Stigma of Incarceration

Mar 10 2016

Pictured: Members of ALOFA, an organization spreading the word on Prop. 47 to API’s in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — In middle school, Nicole Bennett-Pote was an honor roll standout even as the walls around her appeared to be crumbling. Her brother was a gang member and her mother was an addict.

Bennett-Pote, who is part Japanese, made a vow then that she would never fall into that life. She stuck to softball and stayed at school everyday until the sun went down to avoid trouble at home.

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Chinese Daily News Workers Win $7.8 Million in Wage Theft Settlement

LOS ANGELES - A diverse crowd of workers, advocates and journalists gathered at the UCLA Labor Center to celebrate a class action victory for more than 200 employees of Chinese Daily News. After more than a decade of hard fought litigation, they obtained a $7.8 million settlement against one of the leading Chinese language newspapers in the country.  This class action victory represents one of the largest wage justice settlements in Asian American history.

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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.