Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Proudly Endorses ACA 5 - Opportunity for All Californians

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today the Opportunity for All Coalition announced a campaign to repeal Proposition 209 through the introduction of ACA 5, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is proud to announce our support and endorsement.

Proposition 209 has prevented many hard-working Californians from having access to opportunities that are created by policies like that of affirmative action, and in doing so continuing a legacy of inequities in communities of color. 

Policies like affirmative action help improve the prospects of Americans in their careers and lives. They will help Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities achieve parity in jobs and opportunities after years of discrimination - which we still see today.

“Students and communities of color continue to be unfairly kept from career and educational opportunities because of their race and gender,” said Stewart Kwoh, founder of Advancing Justice-LA. “We cannot turn a blind eye to that fact, and we cannot turn away from this fight. By repealing Prop 209, we are sending a clear message that our identities are part of who we are and what we bring to the table. They are assets that should not continue to be seen as unlawful.” 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles will continue to fight against discrimination and to protect diversity and equal opportunity for Asian Americans and all communities of color.
We urge all communities to stand on the side of equity and opportunity for all.

Jeff DeGuia, (213) 241-0259, [email protected]
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, 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.