Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Advancing Justice - California Lauds Introduction of "California Voting for All Act" to Improve Language Access in California Elections

Advancing Justice - California Lauds Introduction of
"California Voting for All Act" to Improve Language Access in California Elections
Legislation, authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, will make California a nationwide leader on ensuring access to voting for immigrant communities.  

How I Used Language to Engage my Community

The Korean I learned from her ended up serving me as well as others. Now, I talk to many Korean American senior citizens on the phone about voting. In my sophomore year, I joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) as a phone bank volunteer in order to not only practice my Korean, but also to be able to inform senior Korean American voters about upcoming elections and encourage them to participate in our democracy. 

2016 New Section 203 Coverage and Asian Americans

On December 5, 2016, the Census Bureau updated the Section 203 determinations based on 2010-2014 American Community Survey Data.  Part of the federal Voting Rights Act, Section 203 requires jurisdictions designated in the determinations to provide bilingual voting assistance to Asian Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Alaskan Natives.  

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Advancing Justice-CA Led One of the Nation’s Largest Efforts to Protect the Voting Rights of Limited English Proficient Voters

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA), composed of sister organizations Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, operated one of the nation’s largest poll monitoring efforts on Election Day, placing over 570 poll monitors in roughly 1400 polling places across Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley. Advancing Justice-CA poll monitors found widespread problems with provision of language assistance and a trend of poll workers asking for identification from voters when none was required.

Asian American Voters Backed Clinton Over Trump by Wide Margins and Across Ethnic Groups

LOS ANGELES, CA – Contrary to mainstream exit poll results, the 2016 national Asian American Election Eve Poll reveals that Asian Americans voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by wide margins (75% to 19%), well-above the 47.7% support she garnered in the general national electorate.  Ethnically, Asian American support for Clinton was as follows: Chinese (69%), Filipino (78%), Indian (87%), Korean (65%), Vietnamese (74%), and Japanese (64%).

Heads up! Long lines are expected at Nov. 8 polling locations

Oct 7 2016

If you're planning to participate in the Nov. 8 general election, consider a mail-in ballot instead of voting at your usual polling place. Because of the lengthy list of state ballot measures and the high interest in the presidential election, experts anticipate long lines at polling places across California.

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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.