APALC defends civil rights through advocacy with the legislature and government agencies, in order to change existing laws or institutional policies. APALC works on issues at the city, county, state and national levels.
The Health Access Project addresses the health-related needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and immigrants. APALC advocates with policy makers on health care reform implementation and works with community partners to educate Asian American and NHPI community members and small businesses. APALC also works on other related issues, such as public benefits access and cultural and linguistic barriers to services.
APALC makes data on Asian Americans and NHPIs more accessible through research, technical assistance and training. APALC’s research on Asian Americans and NHPIs includes demographic profiles, reports on voter and political participation, and other projects aimed at promoting a better understanding of our growing and diverse communities.
The Voting Rights Project protects and seeks to advance the rights of Asian American and NHPI voters through election monitoring and policy work. In addition to advocating for improved bilingual voting assistance, APALC has led redistricting campaigns at both the state and local levels.
Although Asian Americans and NHPIs are 15 percent of California’s population, Asian Americans and NHPIs comprise only 8 percent of the state’s voters in each election. APALC’s Voter Engagement Project is a nonpartisan effort to close that gap, through the education and mobilization of Asian American and NHPI voters.
APALC’s Immigrant Rights Project seeks to address the immigration needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and immigrants. APALC advocates for fair and humane immigration reform at the local, state and national level.