Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Since our founding, we have improved the lives of tens of thousands of residents of Northern California and have advocated for stronger civil rights protections from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, to San Francisco City Hall. In 2013, we joined three other Asian American organizations around the country by coming under one name, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, to promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Beginning in 2014, our programs will be organized around three strategy areas: Immigrant Justice, Economic Security, and Racial Equity. Immigrant Justice means an equal voice and civil and human rights for all regardless of immigration status or country of origin. Economic Security means the right to work, right to a living wage, right to a decent, adequate standard of living, and the tools to realize those rights. Racial Equity means recognition of past and current systemic racism and redistribution of power in an equitable manner.
Our srategic plan is available for download below. It lays out our analysis of the key civil and human rights issues confronting AAPI and other immigrant communities, and what we believe it will take to be on the frontlines of change.