Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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New Poll Shows CA Asian American Voters Aligned Across Party Lines On Key Issues

LOS ANGELES - 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. Today, new poll results released by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles show that California’s growing Asian American electorate is aligned across party lines on key issues.

Immigrant Advocates Urge Sacramento Legislators To Bolster “One California” Immigration Services Funding

Community members, advocates, and researchers call for increased investment in immigration services for Deferred Action and Naturalization

LOS ANGELES - As legislators in Sacramento consider a $40 million proposal for “One California” Immigration Services funding, advocates will hold a news conference on March 30th to voice support for this critical funding. New research data from USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration will also show how California has much at stake in improving access to immigration assistance services.

This Friday Marks Important Deadline for Many Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

LOS ANGELES – This Friday, March 18, marks a potentially important deadline for many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in California. At 35 percent statewide, AAPI voters have the largest number of unaffiliated voters, or voters who are not registered with a political party. 

Asian-Americans Await Possible Supreme Court Nominee

Feb 21 2016


Two immigrants from Asia are possible nominees for the Supreme Court. The Asian American community are eagerly awaiting President Barack Obama’s announcement.  

“Asians in general are becoming more involved in the political system as judiciary members of the bench, so it really is just a testament of the times for Asians to now be nominated for this open seat that’s available,” said Pamela Thakur, former president and vice president of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California’s Public Interest Foundation.

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Asian-Americans Becoming More Politically Engaged

Jan 26 2016

LOS ANGELES — For Hugh Tra, an immigrant from Vietnam who says he has been politically active since high school, U.S. foreign policy is personal.

“I care a lot about foreign affairs, about what the U.S. government decides to do," said Tra, whose parents fled the Vietnam War. "I really do want our government to look at the history and culture of another society before making decisions, taking military action.

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Immigrant groups mark one-year anniversary of historic driver’s license law

Jan 8 2016

ONE year ago, California’s Assembly Bill 60 (the Safe and Responsible Driver Act) was implemented statewide, granting eligible immigrants legal driver’s licenses regardless of status. Over 600,000 undocumented Californians have benefited from the historic law, swiftly passing identification and residency requirements, and both the written and behind-the-wheel tests to obtain lawful permits.

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Asian-American voters could become game-changers in presidential election

Jul 9 2012

Silicon Valley-Mercury News

Add Asian-Americans to the list of voting blocs that candidates and political parties ignore at their own peril. Just as "soccer moms" proved to be a crucial swing vote in 1996 and Latinos have become a much-sought-after constituency, the Asian-American electorate is now emerging as a game-changer.

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Los Angeles County to Provide Translated Voting Materials in Hindi, Khmer and Thai During 2012 Elections

LOS ANGELES – As announced earlier this year by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (the Registrar), Asian Indian, Cambodian and Thai American voters in Los Angeles County will now have access to bilingual voting assistance.  The Registrar is the entity responsible for conducting elections for Los Angeles County.  The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, has been working with the Registrar’s office to increase awareness of this newly available language assistance and ensure that the language assistance is implemented properly.


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