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New Poll: California Voters Overwhelmingly Support VISION Act, Stopping Transfers of Immigrant Californians to ICE

August 3, 2021

Media Contact:  Tom K. Wong, U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego tkw005@ucsd.edu  Lande Watson, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus landew@advancingjustice@alc.org / 415-212-8588   New Poll: California Voters Overwhelmingly Support VISION Act, Stopping Transfers of Immigrant Californians to ICE VISION Act sees majority support across political spectrum, with backing from 2 […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA Calls for Justice for Siskiyou County Hmong Community

July 26, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA Calls for Justice for Siskiyou County Hmong Community   July 26, 2021 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA, which is a partnership between Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles,  stands in solidarity with the Hmong community in Siskiyou […]

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds FY 21-22 Budget Investments in Community Safety, Equitable Education, and Tenant Protections

July 13, 2021

For Immediate Release July 13, 2021   Media Contacts Niketa Kumar, niketak@advancingjustice-alc.org, 610-659-2544 Liza Ameen, lameen@advancingjustice-la.org, (213) 977-7500 x258   Advancing Justice-CA Applauds FY 21-22 Budget Investments in Community Safety, Equitable Education, and Tenant Protections California Budget Includes Landmark $150 Million to Fund Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities’ Health and Safety    SACRAMENTO – […]

COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL ACT AND COURSE RECOVERY SUPPORT PROVIDES NEARLY $550 MILLION IN STATE FUNDS FOR COLLEGE READINESS

July 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Caffee (323) 697-7808 COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL ACT AND COURSE RECOVERY SUPPORT PROVIDES NEARLY $550 MILLION IN STATE FUNDS FOR COLLEGE READINESS State Budget Creates a More Equitable CA Public Education System    Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA (July 8, 2021) – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing […]

Asian American Civil Rights Orgs Denounce Supreme Court Decision in Brnovich v. DNC

July 1, 2021

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2021 Media Contacts: Mary Tablante, Advancing Justice – AAJC | mtablante@advancingjustice-aajc.org | 202-604-1453 Niketa Kumar, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus | Niketak@advancingjustice-alc.org | 610-659-2544 James Woo, Advancing Justice – Atlanta | jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org  Liza Ameen, Advancing Justice – Los Angeles | lameen@advancingjustice-la.org | 213-241-0258 Megan Singson Advancing Justice – Chicago […]

Housing Rights Advocates File Complaint Detailing Language and Disability Discrimination in CA’s Emergency Rent Assistance Program

June 29, 2021

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2021  Media Contacts: Niketa Kumar, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus: niketak@advancingjustice-alc.org, (610) 659-2544 Liza Ameen, Advancing Justice-Los Angeles: lameen@advancingjustice-la.org, (213) 241-0258 Melody Pomraning, Disability Rights California: Melody.Pomraning@disabilityrightsca.org, (916) 504-5938   With at least 750,000 CA households behind on rent,  Housing Rights Advocates File Complaint Detailing Language and Disability Discrimination in CA’s […]

Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Staff and Management Finalize Their First Union Contract

June 9, 2021

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2021  Media Contact: Niketa Kumar, (610) 659-2544, niketak@advancingjustice-alc.org Roland Andersen, (415) 640-7247, roland@cwa9410.com    Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Staff and Management Finalize Their First Union Contract SAN FRANCISCO — Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving low-income Asian Pacific American […]

Formerly Incarcerated California Firefighters Kao Saelee and Bounchan Keola Earn Pardons from Governor Newsom

May 28, 2021

Formerly Incarcerated California Firefighters Kao Saelee and Bounchan Keola Earn Pardons from Governor Newsom Pardons bolster to campaign to pass VISION Act, which would stop double-punishment of immigrant Californians   San Francisco (May 28, 2021) — Today, formerly incarcerated firefighters Kao Saelee and Bounchan Keola obtained pardons from Governor Gavin Newsom. Mr. Saelee is a […]

California Firefighter Kao Saelee Released from ICE Detention 

May 20, 2021

California Firefighter Kao Saelee Released from ICE Detention  Kao Saelee Comes Home After Transfer to ICE Devastated His Family VISION Act to End Prison-to-ICE Deportation Pipeline Passes CA Assembly Appropriations Committee and Heads to Assembly Floor Vote   SAN FRANCISCO (May 20, 2021) — Today, formerly incarcerated firefighter Kao Saelee returned home to California. He […]

Report: Low-Wage Asian and Latinx Workers Lack COVID-19 Protections and Information, Face Retaliation from Employers and Customers

April 21, 2021

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2021   Media Contacts: Lande Watson, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus landew@advancingjustice@alc.org / 415-212-8588 Alejandra Domenzain, Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley alejandra.domenzain@berkeley.edu / 510-643-2090   Report: Low-Wage Asian and Latinx Workers Lack COVID-19 Protections and Information, Face Retaliation from Employers and Customers California-focused survey of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds President Biden’s Action Steps to Combat Anti-Asian Racism, Violence

April 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday additional action steps to respond to the growing number anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents, as well as ways to better protect the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Provisions of the announcement include instituting a multi-faceted Department of Justice initiative to address anti-Asian violence, creating a […]

Asian American Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit to Ensure Freedom to Vote

April 6, 2021

April 2, 2021—Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Advancing Justice -AAJC and Advancing Justice -Asian Law Caucus, along with pro bono counsel, Keker, Van Nest, & Peters, filed a lawsuit to ensure that Asian American voters in Georgia will have the freedom to vote equally in elections. The civil rights groups charge that SB 202, Georgia’s sweeping anti-voting […]

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