Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first legal advocacy center dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. We were formed in the spring of 2010 by and for AANHPIs. We work in four major program areas: public policy; legal education and support; civic engagement; and defense of rights.
• We produce original public policy analyses rooted in the South, lifting up the interests of AANHPIs in our region around our core issues of immigration, education and voting rights.
• We provide linguistically and culturally appropriate legal education and support for our growing immigrant and refugee communities, and actively engage in online and offline outreach efforts to raise awareness and provide service for our community.
• We register voters year-round, organize leadership trainings, provide capacity and technical assistance to smaller grassroots organizations, and mobilize hundreds of volunteers to work with us in the field to build a New American electorate.
• We defend the rights of local people and communities, and take on select campaigns that expose or challenge the people, policies and systems that violate the civil, social or economic rights of AANHPIs.
Advancing Justice - Atlanta is part of 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. Our affiliates are Advancing Justice - Chicago, Advancing Justice - AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, and Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco). Together we bring more than 100 years of collective experience in addressing the civil rights issues faced by AANHPIs and other vulnerable and underserved communities.