Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

May 6, 2010

LOS ANGELES – Each May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Union Bank and KCET honor “Local Heroes” in the Asian Pacific American community.

May 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES—Leaders of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) announced today that their organizations will jointly challenge SB 1070, a sweeping and profoundly anti-immigrant piece of state legislation that was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on April 23,...

April 29, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – Today, nine civil rights and community leaders from the Asian Pacific American, Latino, African American and Jewish communities issued an open letter, deploring the inappropriate use of race and ethnicity in a lawsuit filed against JM Eagle, the world’s leading manufacturer of PVC and plastic pipes.

April 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a sweeping antiimmigrant enforcement bill that would criminalize all undocumented immigrants in Arizona and legalize unchecked racial profiling by police of anyone they suspect is undocumented.

March 24, 2010

Los Angeles — Census 2010 is being touted as a snapshot of what America looks like on April 1, 2010, but large historic undercounts in Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities threaten to make this snapshot out-of-focus.

March 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, March 10, a group of 28 defrauded Korean immigrant homeowners filed a lawsuit against Trinity Law Associates (“Trinity”), a law office that falsely advertised that homeowners could prevent foreclosure and reduce mortgage debt by hiring Trinity for “loan litigation” services.

March 1, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, February 25, 2010, two Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) attorneys, Karin Wang (Vice-President of Programs) and Carmina Ocampo (Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow) were sworn in to the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) at the APABA 12th annual Installation...

February 5, 2010

Los Angeles – On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2010 Civic Medal of Honor award at its 121st Inaugural Dinner, held at the Beverly Hilton. Through this award, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce honors an individual who has demonstrated unrivaled civic leadership and public

January 15, 2010

Los Angeles – Community leaders are mounting a drive to boost the number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders applying for California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission. In the past, the State Legislature redrew legislative boundaries every ten years after the census.

January 7, 2010

Los Angeles – Every ten years, the voting lines in California are redrawn to evenly divide the voting districts based on the latest census data. How the lines are drawn can determine who will run for office and who will win, and whether communities are kept together or split unfairly.


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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.