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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles

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Causes: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Intergroup & Race Relations, Legal Services, Race

Mission: To advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact asian americans, native hawaiians, and pacific islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

Programs: Advocated for policies to maintain and expand the welfare/health safety net for apa immigrants and refugees, to increase accessibility of welfare/health programs for these groups, and provide community education and technical assistance to apa community organizations and individuals to engage in education and advocacy, provided technical assistance, demographic research, and advocacy on voting rights for apa voters. Promoted apa and immigrant rights through policy advocacy, education, outreach and coalition building.

provided intake, referral, counseling, legal services and litigation services to poor monolingual and limited english proficient callers in chinese, vietnamese, korean and khmer. Services include family law, immigration, domestic violence, foreclosure prevention, elder, citizenship and naturalization, as well as esl/civics. Engaged in impact litigation, policy advocacy, education, and organizing with an emphasis on multi-ethnic, cross-racial collaboration on low-wage worker, consumer fraud and employment.

conducted community and school-based intergroup leadership development programs. Developed youth, community and parent leadership and empowerment programs. Conducted parent training education programs.

provided intake, referral, counseling and advice to poor monolingual and limited english proficient callers in chinese, vietnamese, korean and khmer through centralized intake hotline; also provided intake in english and other languages as appropriate. Engaged in impact litigation, policy advocacy, education, and organizing with an emphasis on multi-ethnic, cross-racial collaboration on low-wage worker, consumer fraud, employment, and other issues.

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