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Advancing Justice Condemns the Acts of Terror and Hate Displayed By White Supremacists

August 12, 2017

Affiliation Calls on President to Denounce White Supremacist Violence San Francisco, C.A. — August 12, 2017 — The world witnessed a domestic act of terror and an ugly display of hate as white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Yesterday, white nationalists turned their violent message into action as a driver plowed into a […]

MAJORITY OF ASIAN AMERICANS VOTE BY MAIL, YET BALLOT REJECTION RATES ARE HIGHEST AMONG ALL VOTERS

August 7, 2017

MAJORITY OF ASIAN AMERICANS VOTE BY MAIL, YET BALLOT REJECTION RATES ARE HIGHEST AMONG ALL VOTERS   Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese American Voters Had Highest Vote-by-Mail Rates Among Asian American Ethnic Groups; Nearly 800,000 Asian American Voters Cast their Ballot By Mail in November 2016 Election SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Asian American voters are using […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strongly Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bill to Slash Greencards and End Family Immigration

August 2, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strongly Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bill to Slash Greencards and End Family Immigration San Francisco, C.A — August 2, 2017 — Today, President Trump announced support for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue’s (R-GA) updated restrictionist anti-immigrant bill, the RAISE Act, that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move […]

Advancing Justice Condemns Administration’s Use of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to Further Its Anti-Civil Rights Goals

August 3, 2017

San Francisco, C.A. — August 3, 2017 — The White House is preparing to commit resources of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over their affirmative action policies. The Trump administration’s new project will threaten decades of progress in civil rights, which have provided tremendous benefits to Asian Americans, Pacific […]

Backdoor Betrayal on Border Wall Funding

July 28, 2017

Advancing Justice Disappointed by Move to Fund Administration’s Hate Agenda San Francisco, C.A. – July 28, 2017 – Late last night the House of Representatives approved $1.6 billion to begin building a border wall, part of the administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. In an effort to avoid debate on the wall, the money was slipped into an unrelated defense […]

REPEAL IS DEAD

July 28, 2017

Advancing Justice Applauds the Protection of Health Care for Millions of Americans San Francisco – July 28, 2017 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) applauds the U.S. Senate vote of 51 to 49 votes to defeat H.R. 1628, the Health Care Freedom Act, also known as the “skinny repeal” bill  to repeal  the Patient Protection […]

Advancing Justice Calls Latest Trump Move Targeted Discrimination

July 27, 2017

America Should Have Pride in Transgender Service Members San Francisco – July 27, 2017 – Today, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation responded to the latest developments in the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will ban people who are transgender from the military.   Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, […]

Keeping Hope Alive for DACA

July 20, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Encouraged by 2017 DREAM Act San Francisco, CA  — July 20, 2017 — Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) plan to introduce the 2017 DREAM Act to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Asian Americans […]

Oakland City Council Unanimously Supports Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

July 19, 2017

Oakland City Council Unanimously Supports Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach Law Must Pass One More Reading to Go Into Effect (Oakland, CA) – Last night, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the “Ordinance for Transparency for City Participation with Federal Surveillance Activities,” which would require Oakland police officers to follow state and local law and […]

ASIAN AMERICANS SUPPORT XI FAMILY LAWSUIT OVER FALSE SPYING CHARGES

July 13, 2017

CALL FOR END TO XENOPHOBIC TARGETING ON THE PRETEXT OF NATIONAL SECURITY Contact: Christina So, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7728 San Francisco – Asian Americans in California and across the country are joining together in support of the family of Professor Xiaoxing Xi, a renowned American scientist and the former chair of the […]

OAKLAND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS LAW PROTECTING AGAINST FBI OVERREACH

July 12, 2017

Law Now Heads to Full Council for Vote   OAKLAND, CA – Yesterday evening, Oakland reaffirmed its commitment to protecting all of Oakland’s community members by taking the next step towards enacting a law that would require Oakland police officers to follow state and local law and policy when working on federal task forces such […]

OAKLAND PRIVACY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES NEW LAW PROTECTING AGAINST FBI OVERREACH

March 10, 2017

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support   Oakland, CA  — Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local law when working with the FBI. On March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple […]

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