Asian Americans Advancing Justice

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice "is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all." Illegal immigration is a primary issue. They have affiliates in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago.[1]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice was formerly known as Asian Pacific American Legal Center.[2]

Fighting 'Public Charge' Regulation

NAKASEC Twitter Video Oct 21 2018

Becky Belcore of NAKASEC was featured in a video posted on Twitter[3] by Asian Americans Advancing Justice requesting viewers to fight against proposed rule by the Trump Administration that would not give citizenship to individuals on welfare. "Public Charge" is defined as "an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence."[4]

Fighting for Illegal Immigration Rally January 16 2018

Pramila Jayapal with DACA activists

On January 17 2018, Pramila Jayapal protested with DACA activists from NAKASEC (Dae Joong Yoon Co-Director, Sam Yu Communications Coordinator), Tony Choi, Rob Bonta, Kevin de Leon, UndocuBlack Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), African Communities Together leader and Local 23 President Bert Bayou and others.[5]

From the Facebook Live Video:

"Community members from the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), the UndocuBlack Network (UBN), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), African Communities Together and UNITE HERE Local 23 will host a timely press conference denouncing President Trump’s racist statements in his meeting with U.S. Senators last week and call for a DREAM Act that leaves family sponsorship and diversity visa programs intact by January 19th, the deadline for the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR). In addition to impacted community members and community leaders, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Immigration Subcommittee Chair Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, California State Senate President pro tempore Kevin de Leon and California Assemblymember and Chair of the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Rob Bonta will participate."

SPEAKERS

NAKASEC Facebook Live Video January 16 2018

The speakers in the order in which they appeared:

2017 recipients annual 'American Courage Awards'

2017 recipients annual 'American Courage Awards'

The Asian Americans Advancing Justice's American Courage Award in 2017[8] was presented to Neal Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Saunders Professor, Georgetown University

Other awards were given:

Ted Lieu tweets about presenting award to Linda Sarsour

2018 recipients annual 'American Courage Awards'

The Asian Americans Advancing Justice's American Courage Award in 2018[10] was presented to Ai-jen Poo, "Activist, Director of The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations." The "Master of Ceremonies" was Cary Chow.

Other awards were given:

  • The Bridge Builder Award to Verizon
  • The Changemaker Award to Hari Kondabolu, Comedian Writer and Podcaster

Board Members

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