Primary geographic focus: National
Organization Type: Research/Policy/Organizing
Lists: Other Legal Nonprofits
Acronym or short name: AAAJ
Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is one of the nation’s leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community including: affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, television diversity and voting rights. Our expertise is widely acknowledged: in the media, by the public and lawmakers at the very highest tiers of government.
Since our founding, along with our affiliates – the Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles in Los Angeles, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice| Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago in Chicago – we have enacted a sweeping range of programs on critical national issues that enrich, enhance and serve our communities all across the country.
To do this, we Promote Civic Engagement by empowering Asian Americans with the tools and support to best participate in the democratic process, while shaping the policies and programs that most affect their communities at the local, regional and national level.
We work to Forge Strong and Safe Communities by building community leadership and combating hate crimes, while promoting social understanding between the diverse racial and ethnic groups we represent, as well as their neighboring communities.
We are committed to Creating an Inclusive Society by helping Asian American and other minority groups to successfully challenge discriminatory barriers to fair and equal access to justice in the courts, jobs in the marketplace as well as government programs, benefits and forms of assistance at every level.
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