Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Advancing Justice-LA Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers to Protect the Rights of Limited English Proficient Voters

LOS ANGELES – As fears arise that racial minority and immigrant voters may be intimidated from voting, non-partisan organizations like Asian Americans Advancing Justice are expanding efforts to ensure that California’s Asian American voters – especially those who are limited-English proficient – are able to exercise their right to vote.

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Urged to Vote This November, Particularly on State & Local Ballot Measures

Los Angeles -- Today, leading Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community leaders and organizations came together to urge the AANHPI community to register and vote this November.


New America Media: Celebrities Urge Asian American Pacific Islanders to Vote

May 31 2016

Actors George Takei, John Cho, Constance Wu, Sonal Shah, Vincent Rodriguez III, and Joey Quenga are joining forces in a new campaign to urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote.

Despite being the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, the AAPI participation in the voting process lags behind other groups.

Asian American voter registration has increased 600,000 per presidential election cycle. The number of congressional candidates from the Asian American community increased from 10 in 2010 to 40 in 2016.

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NBC News: California Votes: This 'Overlooked' Group Could Determine the Clinton-Sanders Race

Jun 7 2016

As California heads into what some are predicting to be a close Democratic primary, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations in the Golden State have been busy pushing AAPI voters to head to the polls on Tuesday. One group is also planning to visit voting sites in central California to ensure language assistance is available to voters with limited English proficiency.

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Hartford Courant: Arts & Ideas Panel Tackles Millennials, The Election, The American Dream

Jun 16 2016

Political engagement is essential in any election year. The 21st century, however, presents new challenges. Millennials — hard-hit by the economic downturn — are increasingly pessimistic. How can this enormous demographic be roused to political engagement? And in an age where people get most of their information on the internet and initiate their social interactions online, how has the nature of political engagement changed?

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CA Fwd: How insufficient election funding can hold back voter turnout

Jun 20 2016

A recent post-election panel held by The Future of California Elections (FoCE) to assess the state’s recent primary election revealed a number of issues.

FoCE is a collaborative statewide group funded by the James Irvine Foundation and dedicated to modernizing elections and increasing voter participation.

As one might expect, the voter experience varied widely across the state but a number of problems related to potential disenfranchisement were called out including some confusion among poll workers and voters.

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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.