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Asian American Civil Rights Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Asian American Civil Rights Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 4, 2020) — Advancing Justice – AAJC, Advancing Justice – ALC, Advancing Justice – Chicago, and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country […]

Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and CAIR-SFBA Denounce Use of Terrorism Laws to Target Protesters and Silence Speech

June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Zoha Raza zRaza@cair.com    Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and CAIR-SFBA Denounce Use of Terrorism Laws to Target Protesters and Silence Speech  Use of FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to Suppress Civil Dissent   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 3, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last […]

Burma Superstar Workers Win $1.3 Million-Dollar Class Action Settlement

June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 351-9737 Jesus Chavez jchavez@centrolegal.org (559) 213-6841 Carol Vigne cvigne@legalaidatwork.org (510) 519-6543 Burma Superstar Workers Win $1.3 Million-Dollar Class Action Settlement ALAMEDA, CA (June 3, 2020) – The Alameda Superior Court entered judgment yesterday approving a $1.3 million class action settlement between current and former kitchen employees of […]

UC Regents Announces Elimination of Standardized Tests in Admissions Criteria

June 2, 2020

Media Contact:  Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   UC Regents Announces Elimination of Standardized Tests in Admissions Criteria Landmark Decision Addresses Inequities of College Access SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 21, 2020) — Today, University of California Regents announced that they will suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements by 2025. The UC system will develop its own assessment […]

First Lawsuit for California Sanctuary Law Violation Filed

June 2, 2020

Media Contact: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   First Lawsuit for California Sanctuary Law Violation Filed  Against Daly City on Behalf of Jose Armando Escobar-Lopez    DALY CITY, CA (March 18, 2020) — Asian Law Caucus and Latham & Watkins LLP filed the first  lawsuit against the City of Daly City for multiple violations of California’s Sanctuary […]

No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban

January 31, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 351-9737 No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban   New Expansion of Discriminatory Policy Doubles Down Exclusion of Communities of Color   SAN FRANCISCO – The No Muslim Ban Ever campaign, a coalition of progressive, faith, immigrant, asylum, refugee and civil rights groups, denounces the Trump Administration’s […]

New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants with Criminal Records

December 10, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants with Criminal Records Asian Americans Advancing Justice, SEARAC Applaud Introduction of New Way Forward Act  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the introduction of the New Way Forward Act by U.S. […]

Challenge to Crucial California Voting Protections is Defeated

December 4, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Challenge to Crucial California Voting Protections is Defeated Ninth Circuit Stops Challenge to the California Voting Rights Act, Affirming Dismissal of Higginson v. Becerra, et al. Statement from civil rights organizations Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice […]

Governor Newsom Uses Executive Clemency to Pardon Cambodian Refugee Facing Deportation

November 15, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Governor Newsom Uses Executive Clemency to Pardon Cambodian Refugee Facing Deportation SAN FRANCISCO – Today Governor Gavin Newsom granted pardons to four individuals including Saman Pho, a father, union member, and Cambodian American refugee facing deportation for a conviction from over two decades ago. This pardon will allow Saman […]

Court Rules to Expand Language Access for California’s Limited-English Proficient Voters

November 4, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Court Rules to Expand Language Access for California’s Limited-English Proficient Voters San Francisco – The California Court of Appeal ruled today that Secretary of State Alex Padilla erred when he issued a directive to county election officials in 2017 that deprives tens of thousands of California voters of the language assistance to […]

Advocates Rally to Urge Governor Newsom to Stop the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees

November 1, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Advocates Rally to Urge Governor Newsom to Stop the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees SACRAMENTO – A coalition of Southeast Asian refugees, formerly incarcerated community leaders, congregations, and civil rights organizations gathered today at the California State Capitol to urge Governor Newsom to stop the deportation of several […]

Advancing Justice – California Denounces Governor Newsom’s Decision to Veto AB 1282 “No Private ICE Act”

October 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2019 Media Contact Angela Chan, Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney angelac@advancingjustice-alc.org Work: (415) 858-7719 / Cell: (503) 358-2795 Advancing Justice – California Denounces Governor Newsom’s Decision to Veto AB 1282 “No Private ICE Act” SACRAMENTO – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – California), a joint project […]

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