The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc. (AALAC) of Georgia is the first non-profit law center dedicated to promoting the civil, social and economic rights of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-ethnic refugees (“Asian Americans”) in Georgia and the Southeast. Our vision is a social movement where individuals are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity and fair treatment for all.
On May 17th, AALAC and VAC-GA co- hosted a “Norcross Mayoral and City Council Elections” meeting at Nam Phuong Restaurant. This was the second meeting in our series of local civic engagement events, which are part of AALAC’s Vote for our Future campaign. With over 65 people in attendance, we had an even bigger turnout [...]
AALAC Press Release | Refugee-American Groups and Leaders Express Disappointment at Governor Deal’s Refugee “Dumping” Remarks at GOP Convention in Athens FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 CONTACT: Helen Kim Ho, Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 404.585.8446 _______________________________________________________ Asian-American and Refugee-American leaders and groups that are part of the Pan Asian Action Network (PAAN), a coalition of 39 [...]
On May 2nd, 2013, the Juvenile Justice Reform bill was signed into law by Governor Deal. As part of the JUSTGeorgia Coalition, AALAC worked on the bill for two years to change the state’s oudated Juvenile Justice Code. With significant changes that benefit our state both socially and economically, this reform bill was passed unanimously in both [...]
Our next local elections meeting will be focused on the upcoming Mayoral and City Council races in the city of Norcross (Gwinnett County) in partnership with the Vietnamese American Community of Georgia (VAC-GA). Our dinner meeting will be held at Nam Phuong Restaurant on Friday, May 17th at 6PM. Seats are limited, and guests must RSVP [...]
5/23/13 •Norcross Mayoral and City Council Elections
5/22/13 •Refugee Leaders Dissappointed at Governor Deal’s Refugee “Dumping” Remarks
5/17/13 •Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law
5/08/13 •Duluth City Council Races & How to Run for Local Office
5/08/13 •3rd Annual EMBRACE Fundraiser & Silent Auction — THANK YOU!
4/09/13 •Immigration Reform Press Conference on April 4th, 2013
3/11/13 •AALAC Speaks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform at the Capitol
3/08/13 •AALAC and Community Outreach — Celebrating Diversity
3/07/13 •A Recap of AALAC’s Second Annual Asian American Legislative Breakfast!
12/18/12 •AJC: Atlanta Forward: Asians gain economic foothold in metro Atlanta
10/31/12 •AALAC Sends Open Letter to Secretary of State on behalf of 574 New Voters Who Have Not Been Processed
10/23/12 •AALAC and Partners – Oct. 6 – Voter Blitz Recap
10/22/12 •AALAC’s Voting Gangnam Style Goes Viral (and International)!!!
10/15/12 •AALAC’s Civic Engagement Director, Profiled in The Korea Times Atlanta