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Since 1972, we’ve been fighting with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for civil rights and systemic change that builds a more just and caring world.

Asian Law Caucus

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Since 1972, we’ve been fighting with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for civil rights and systemic change that builds a more just and caring world.

On A Mission

Fighting for community power, security and justice

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A world where

All people are valued and treated with dignity

Issues

A world that upholds

A fair and humane immigration system

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Issues

A world that defends

Inclusive and accessible democracy

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Issues

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Together we build power

From the 1970s to the 2020s

We are fearless

SPOTLIGHT

2019

In 2019, our team helped restaurant workers win over $6 million in wage theft, defended California’s sanctuary state law against Trump administration lawsuits and stood up for communities’ right to vote. We advocated for pardons for Southeast Asian refugees and fought back against the Muslim and African bans.

Our Work
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SPOTLIGHT

1999

In late 1999, the FBI arrested Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a mechanical engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and accused him of sharing secrets with the government of China. We argued against the FBI's discriminatory prosecution and he was finally freed, spurring community-led efforts that persist to this day.

Issues
Office window reads "asian law caucus inc." on one side as conversation between two people happens behind left side of window
SPOTLIGHT

1979

Seven years after setting up practice in Oakland, we stood with San Francisco Chinatown tenants fighting for safe public housing. Ping Yuen tenants organized a rent strike against the San Francisco Housing Authority. We helped tenants win repairs and improvements - and kicked off similar fights across the city.

Our History
Banner hangs from building reading "Yuen Tenants on Rent Strike" above Chinese characters