President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center
Mee Moua is the president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). Ms. Moua will lead AAJC's efforts to promote civic engagement, forge strong and safe communities, create an inclusive society and empower Asian Americans and other underserved communities.
Founded in 1991, AAJC is one of the nation’s premier civil rights advocacy organizations and works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Recognized for its expertise on affirmative action, broadband and media diversity, census, voting rights, immigration, immigrant integration and immigrant rights, AAJC accomplishes its goals through policy advocacy, litigation, public education and community building. AAJC has a network of 125 community-based organizations in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
Most recently, Ms. Moua served as vice president of strategic impact initiatives for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Based in the nation’s capital, Ms. Moua managed APIAHF’s divisions on policy analysis, political advocacy, strategic communications, and research, evaluation and analysis. Prior to her position at APIAHF, Ms. Moua was a three-term Minnesota State Senator, where she chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, and had oversight responsibility for all state agencies in matter related to criminal, civil and administrative law and procedures. Ms. Moua started her legal career in private practice in Minnesota.
Born in Laos, Ms. Moua immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. She attended Brown University as an undergraduate, earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas-Austin, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.