Organizing, educating, and serving low-income Korean and Asian immigrant communities since 1984.

WE WON: Green Light NY Passes BOTH Senate and Assembly!

On Monday, June 17, 2019, New York state made history as the NY Senate passed the Green Light NY bill to restore access to driver’s licenses for over 265,000 undocumented immigrant New Yorkers. After 18 years of fighting and hundreds of hours poured into the 2019 legislative year alone, we are on our way to our biggest win yet for immigrant rights in NY state.

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WE WON: 7 Pro-Tenant Rent Laws Passed and Signed!

On Friday, June 14, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed 7 out of the 9 rent bills for Universal Rent Control into law, after it passed the Assembly and Senate. Tenants have defeated the real estate lobby by winning the strongest tenant protections and rent control laws in decades.

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APA VOICE Condemns Proposed Early Voting Locations, Demands More Equitable Proposal

Today APA VOICE joined Common Cause New York, Let NY Vote, Chinese-American Planning Council, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), New York Civic Engagement Table, and Councilman Hon. Ritchie Torres in front of 42 Broadway to condemn the proposal for only 38 early voting locations in New York City by the BOE. Here is APA VOICE’s Full Statement on why the BOE needs to fully use its available resources and funds to provide for more locations that can fully service the Asian American voting citizen population, new immigrant voters, and all voters.

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