Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, civic engagement, and leadership development. 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.
The long-term impact we seek to accomplish is greater civic participation, representation, and leadership within communities of color, with particular emphasis on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Over time, we hope to see more AANHPIs in elected office, on local civic boards (e.g. Planning and Zoning Commissions, etc.), and greater parity between AAHNPI voter turnout and voter turnout among other major racial groups. We firmly believe that decisions that affect our communities cannot effectively and fairly be made without members of our communities at the table.