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Our fight against white supremacy

January 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Supporters,   Last week, we watched white supremacists occupy the United States Capitol. Incited by a racist demagogue and fueled by the cowardly rhetoric of Republican leaders, a mob of insurrectionists flooded the building in an attempted coup. The Capitol Police and federal law enforcement failed to anticipate pro-Trump extremists as a […]

Advocacy Groups, Community Organizations and Science Associations Urge President-elect Joe Biden to End Justice Department’s “China Initiative”

January 5, 2021

Contact: Michelle Boykins, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org | 202-604-1760 Lily Wang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Lilyw@advancingjustice-alc.org Jeremy Wu, APA Justice Task Force, Jeremy.S.Wu@gmail.com Mireya Navarro, Brennan Center for Justice, mireya.navarro@nyu.edu | 646-925-8760 Advocacy Groups, Community Organizations and Science Associations Urge President-elect Joe Biden to End Justice Department’s “China […]

 Civil Rights Groups File Damages Claims Against California State Officials for Transferring Four Formerly Incarcerated People to ICE Detention

December 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Civil Rights Groups File Damages Claims Against California State Officials for Transferring Four Formerly Incarcerated People to ICE Detention   San Francisco, CA (December 9, 2020) – The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus have filed damages claims against Governor Gavin Newsom, the California […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Responds To Circuit Court Upholding Finding of No Discrimination Against Asian Americans in Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

November 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   Asian Americans Advancing Justice Responds To Circuit Court Upholding Finding of No Discrimination Against Asian Americans in Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy   Washington, DC — November 13, 2020 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent Asian American civil rights organizations, releases the following […]

Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Atlanta Issue Statement on Historic Biden and Harris Election Win 

November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contacts: Sabrina Chin, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org  James Woo, Advancing Justice – Atlanta jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Atlanta Issue Statement on Historic Biden and Harris Election Win San Francisco, CA (November 10, 2020) — Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus […]

Progressive Asian American Organizations Respond to Passage of Proposition 22 and Workers Lose Basic Labor Protections

November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Progressive Asian American Organizations Respond to Passage of Proposition 22 and Workers Lose Basic Labor Protections Sacramento, California (November 9, 2020) — Proposition 22 passed in the California November Election. In response, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Chinese Progressive Association issue the following statements: Aarti Kohli, […]

Oakland City Council Ends Police Department Partnership with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

October 21, 2020

Oakland City Council Ends Police Department Partnership with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Second California City to End FBI Partnership that Criminalizes Communities of Color   Oakland, CA (October 21, 2020) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously late last night to end the Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint […]

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action

September 16, 2020

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action We have supported affirmative action policies through multiple legal challenges over the years because the evidence is clear that affirmative action benefits all students, including Asian Americans   Washington, D.C.—Sept. 16, 2020—Today, oral arguments begin in the appeal of SFFA v. Harvard. Although a federal […]

BREAKING: Gov. Newsom hands two people, a domestic violence survivor and Vietnamese refugee, to ICE risking their lives during a pandemic and wildfires.

August 31, 2020

On the morning of Monday, August 31, Governor Newsom had the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) hand Patricia Waller, a Belizean domestic violence survivor, and Tien Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, to ICE. Patricia Waller survived decades of abuse and won her release from prison after fifteen years of incarceration. Tien Pham has been […]

ADVANCING JUSTICE STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF TONY PHAM AS ICE DIRECTOR

August 28, 2020

On August 25, ICE announced that Tony Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, will be its next Acting Director. As lawyers, advocates, and members of immigrant and refugee communities, we have witnessed firsthand the terror and trauma that ICE inflicts on our communities. We have seen ICE rip apart families, lock immigrants in cages, and deny people […]

Advancing Justice – AAJC and Advancing Justice – ALC Submit Bold Legal Claim of Government Profiling Against Chinese Community

August 20, 2020

(Kansas City, KS) – Advancing Justice – AAJC and Advancing Justice – ALC filed an amicus brief today in United States v. Tao, providing significant evidence of racial profiling against Asian American and immigrant scientists and researchers.    The two Asian American civil rights organizations submitted the brief in support of Dr. Feng “Franklin” Tao […]

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