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Press Releases

January 18, 2011

Los Angeles – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, has launched a campaign to get Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities engaged in redistricting, which is the process of redrawing voting district boundaries every ten years based on census data.

January 14, 2011

Los Angeles – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, strongly condemns a rash of hate messages this past week directed at Asian and African Americans, as well as Mexican Americans, in Orange County.

January 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA– Longtime Southern California courts reporter Rachanee Srisavasdi joins the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, today as its communication director.

January 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) congratulate the 14 commissioners who were recently selected for California’s new citizens redistricting commission.

December 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today the U.S. Senate failed to allow the DREAM Act to move forward. The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, is extremely disappointed with the Senate’s inaction but vows to continue the fight.

December 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Asian American voters in California support many pro-immigrant policies like the DREAM Act and provided strong support for Democratic candidates in the November 2010 election, according to the recently released USC College/Los Angeles Times poll.

December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON— As the lame-duck session comes to a close, Asian American and Pacific Islander student leaders from nearly 60 universities across the country sent a letter to Congress urging members to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year.

December 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES – On December 7, 2010, a group of former and current Filipino American hospital employees filed a lawsuit against their employer, a hospital located in the Central Valley, for discrimination and harassment on the basis of national origin. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.

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