Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Contrary to Image, LA’s Elderly Asian Americans Far from Well Off

May 3 2016

LOS ANGELES — Although Asian Americans are widely perceived as the model minority, a new report containing disaggregated data of older adults among them paints a completely different picture.

In Los Angeles County, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (NHPI) aged 50 and older are the second fastest growing racial group, posting a 56 percent and 50 percent growth rate from 2000 to 2010, respectively. Asian Americans and NHPIs fall only second and third to Latinos, respectively, who grew at a rate of 60 percent during the same 10-year period.

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O.C. Offers GOP Example of Asian Outreach

Feb 21 2016

Orange County could hold the key to Republican success nationwide with the fastest growing slice of the electorate, Asian American voters.

Asians have tended to favor Democrats in recent years, a trend that reached a high-water mark in 2012 when 73 percent voted for President Barack Obama.

But the county GOP had a burst of success in electing Asian candidates two years ago, when three Asian Republicans won seats in the state Legislature. Three more serve on the five-member county Board of Supervisors.

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New Poll Finds California's Asian American Voters are Shifting to the Left

Mar 30 2016

While conservative on some issues, Asian American voters in California have long been known to lean Democratic. But new polling data shows that the electorate may be shifting further to the left.

Dan Ichinose, demographic research project director of  the civil rights group Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA, led a phone poll of over 3,500 registered voters conducted between October and March.

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California’s Asian Voters Could Deliver Poll Wins–Study

Apr 5 2016

LOS ANGELES — Asian Americans could deliver election victories to campaigns and candidates who understand what motivates Asian American voters, says a poll done by an influential Asian American organization.

The California-wide poll released March 30 was conducted by Advancing Justice-LA Demographic Research project headed by Daniel Ichinose, M.A., who reported: “It’s issues, not party affiliation, that drive how we vote.”

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New Report Illustrates Disparities in Elder Asian-American Community

Apr 27 2016

The idea of a rapidly growing Asian-American community may invoke images of a booming youthful culture, but in Los Angeles, a new report reveals a graying community that's less raging and more aging.

Los Angeles County is home to 480,000 Asian-American adults over the age of 50, a number larger than any other county in the nation, according to the findings of a report by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles released Wednesday.

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Older Koreans, Cambodians in LA County Among Most Impoverished, New Report Finds

Apr 27 2016

While Asian Americans as a group appear well-off, a new report released Wednesday finds that many elderly Korean and Cambodians are more likely to live in poverty and without access to health care in L.A. County.

The report, produced by AARP and the nonprofit group Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, examines the status of the 480,000 Asian Americans and 11,000 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders over age 50 living in the county.

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Asian American Voters in California Agree on Key Issues According to New Poll

As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate i

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision to Preserve Equal Representation in “One Person, One Vote” Case Ensures Immigrant and Minority Populations will Continue to be Counted

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC applaud today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott regarding how population should be counted for redistricting purposes. The Court ruled 8-0 to unanimously affirm the principle that every member of our society counts and deserves representation—including children, recent immigrants, and other non-voting individuals.



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