"I am so honored to be part of an organization that seeks to elevate the visibility and advance the civil and human rights of our diverse and multi-ethnic Asian American community. I am especially proud of the fact that we do this work in concert with all our other racial and ethnic community partners in the civil rights and social justice movement."
Mee Moua is the president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, a leading national nonprofit organization that works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
At Advancing Justice | AAJC, Moua leads efforts to advocate for policies and programs that enable Asian American and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential and address unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Moua served as a three-term Minnesota State Senator and was the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Moua currently serves on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees, such as the Board of Directors for the Leadership Conference in Civil and Human Right, the Advisory Board for the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, the National Advisory Committee to the Census Bureau, the Public Committee for the Independent Sector, the Consumer Advisory Panel for AT&T and the Diversity Advisory Council for Comcast/NBC Universal.
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.
Moua has been named twice on the Washingtonian's "Most Powerful Women in Washington" list, including the most recent list in 2015.