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Press Releases

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.

July 20, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Today, in a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, along with more than 200 civil rights organizations, law enforcement officials and faith leaders nationwide denounced the Department of...

June 30, 2011

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announced Thursday the completion of a joint mapping proposal prepared by three leading voices in the California redistricting process – APALC and the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting (CAPAFR), the...

June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON— The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Center for Advancing Justice) expresses deep concern about the negative impact a mandatory
nationwide electronic employment verification program (known as “E-Verify”) would have on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) community. The Center for

June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES– As part of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Naturalization Network (AAPINN), the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, along with Cambodian Family, Boat People SOS (BPSOS) and Korean Community Services (KCS), are hosting a Citizenship Day in Orange County...

May 31, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Edwin Kwoh, a self-made businessman with a long history of involvement and service to the community of Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, May 30. He was 95.

May 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – At a hearing today in Northridge, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, presented proposed redistricting maps to the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission.

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