Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Reacts to Historic Biden/Harris Win

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) issues the following statements on the outcome of the Presidential Election 2020.

Connie Chung Joe, CEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles states,

“Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles congratulates the newly-elected President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who has made “herstory” for being the first woman, first Black, and first South Asian/Indian to serve in that office. While this is a victory, we will not lose sight of the fact that representation alone is not power and that institutional systems have not changed. There is still work to be done on issues that are essential to our community. We will work together to address anti-discrimination, immigration, human rights, healthcare access, voting rights and fair representation. Throughout Southern California, our Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander brothers, sisters, and siblings deserve equity, peace, and justice that are only achieved with true democracy. We will not relent in our fight to hold those in power accountable for anything less than what is needed for the well-being of our diverse community. Election 2020 fortifies our commitment to the individuals who need us. No matter what happens in the White House, we will not stop striving for civil and human rights for our people.”

Los Angeles joins in this shared statement representing the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliates in Chicago and Washington, DC,

“Asian Americans Advancing Justice is committed to empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to participate in our democracy and making sure our voices are heard at all levels of government. It is clear that the people have spoken: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next leaders of our country. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned out to have their voices heard, and in the process helped elect the first vice president of Black and South Asian descent. This is an historical moment.

Throughout the election process, Advancing Justice has worked to protect the rights of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to hold election officials accountable for providing our communities with the information and access we need to vote. Our communities overcame barriers and showed up to make our voices heard. We’ve worked and will continue to work with our communities to exercise their political power to shape the policies that affect us.

Election day is over, but our work continues. For years, we’ve fought alongside local and national partners to make the American dream and the promise of opportunity a reality for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will work closely with the new administration and the new Congress to ensure the federal government makes strides on issues most important to our communities--such as protecting and expanding family-based immigration, defunding immigration enforcement, protecting and expanding voting rights, eradicating racial profiling and more to create a society that accepts, respects and celebrates our differences.”

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

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 (AANHPI). 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.

 

# # #

Contact: 
Liza Ameen, Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, (213) 977-7500 x258, [email protected]
Keyword: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

FOR LEGAL HELP

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

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

 

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.