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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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Fullerton City Council Discuss Prospective Electoral District Lines

Apr 20 2016

The Fullerton City Council debated various technicalities of drawing up maps for district elections Tuesday night with the majority of the public expressing support for a map originally drawn up by a resident.

The city, which has at-large elections, may be transforming into a district electoral system after being sued in 2015 for allegedly disenfranchising minority voters. Fullerton voters will decide in November if they will switch to district elections or not, as a part of the settlement.

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Panel Analyzes the Asian American Vote in Elections

Apr 20 2016

The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly hosted the Institute’s fourth and final installment in the “It’s Our Election Too” series Wednesday. Moderators included Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur and APASA External Community Chair Amy Chau. Panelists included L.A. Councilmember David Ryu, Voting Coordinator at the L.A. branch of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Shelly Chen, and, Sarah Kim, APASA Finance Director, and Aliza Khan, a junior majoring in economics.

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California DMV Automates Voter Registration with a Two-Step System

LOS ANGELES – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has taken the necessary first steps toward improving voter registration services offered online and at its 174 field offices across the state. Until now, if someone wanted to register to vote through the DMV, they had to fill out a separate voter registration card.

Thousands of Poll Workers are Needed for the California June Primary

LOS ANGELES  On June 7, California will hold its Presidential Primary Election. For the first time in years, California’s primary may make a difference in deciding who will be the final candidates in the November election. Because California holds its primary in June, months after the first ones are held, the party nominees are usually decided by the time Californians vote.

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

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.

Advancing Justice - LA Expands Free ESL / Civics Classes to El Monte and El Sereno

LOS ANGELES – Starting April 18th, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) will expand its free English as a Second Language (ESL) and civics courses—currently offered in Koreatown, Chinatown, Temple City, Rosemead, and San Gabriel—through the addition of locations in El Sereno and El Monte. This expansion is designed to reach the underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of the San Gabriel Valley and help address a growing need for English classes for citizenship.

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election. Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen.

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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