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Assembly Bill (AB) 2845 Passes Unanimously on the California State Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO, CA -  Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams and sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California, Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter, and the Sikh Coalition, passed out of the Assembly Floor on the consent calendar with a 67 - 0 vote.  The bill will move on to the Senate where it will be heard in Senate Education Committee. AB 2845 will provide certificated staff at local education agencies with school site and community resources for students who are subject to discrimination and bullying based on actual or perceived religious affiliation. The bill also requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to post anti-bullying resources related to affiliation or perceived affiliation with any religious group on its website.

Asian American Civil Rights Organization Announces 2016 California Legislative Agenda

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) launched its 2016 state policy agenda at legislative briefings in Sacramento and Los Angeles earlier this month, attended by state legislators, legislative staff, members of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, advocates, and community leaders. The policy agenda is a shared set of priorities with sister affiliate Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, based in San Francisco. 

Asian American Civil Rights Organization Announces 2016 California Legislative Agenda

SACRAMENTO  Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-California) launched its 2016 policy agenda at a legislative briefing at the state Capitol in Sacramento, attended by state legislators, legislative staff, members of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, advocates, and commun

Advancing Justice Delivers Strong Message in Support of President’s Immigration Action

LOS ANGELES – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Nationally, about 400,000 undocumented Asian immigrants would be eligible for these deferred action initiatives.

Weekend News Report: United States vs. Texas

Jan 23 2016

The Supreme Court recently decided to hear the case United States vs. Texas, which will decide whether to expand amnesty programs for undocumented immigrants. How will the decision affect the Vietnamese community in the U.S.?

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