Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

November 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES – With the exploding popularity of online video, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, will unveil an animated video short next week to inform the general public about the exploitation of immigrant workers here in the United States.

October 26, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – The Asian American population in the United States grew faster than any other racial group over the past decade, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice).

October 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, along with the generous support of the Royal Thai Consulate-General Los Angeles, has increased its services to the local Thai and Thai American community.

October 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the new official list of jurisdictions that are required to provide bilingual voting assistance under Section 203 of the federal Voting Rights Act.

October 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Legislation requiring key state agencies to collect and post information about job programs participation and employment and housing discrimination faced by Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday.

September 27, 2011

BOSTON—Today, members of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice—Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), Asian
Law Caucus and Asian American Institute—filed an amicus brief with Massachusetts’ highest court supporting legal immigrants who sued the state for unlawfully cutting off

September 9, 2011

SACRAMENTO – A bill that would require key state agencies to improve data collection for Asian American (AA) as well as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities passed the California State Legislature Thursday, moving one step closer to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration.

August 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, congratulates the Citizens Redistricting Commission for recently completing its responsibility of redrawing California’s Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization and Congressional districts based on Census 2010 data.

August 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, joined members of the Ileto family to hold a public event commemorating the 12th anniversary of the hate crime killing of Joseph Ileto.

July 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Today, Governor Jerry Brown nominated UC Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court. The California and Washington D.C./national members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice are pleased with the decision and fully endorse the nomination.

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For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
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 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.