CAA is 50 Years Strong
Chinese for Affirmative Action has been vigilant in the demand for social justice since 1969. We have responded to a system that has rendered us and others invisible, voiceless, and without power. With five decades of civil rights achievements, we know the struggle is not new, and we know how to win.
Effective immigrant rights work means providing full access to critical legal services as well as robust advocacy to protect the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants.
A just society requires all individuals to have sustainable employment and economic opportunities that grow shared community wealth and equity.
Public policy should reflect the reality that we live in a multi-lingual society by supporting multi-lingual education and ensuring all have access to public services regardless of their English proficiency.
Equity in our pre-K to higher education systems means racially diverse classrooms and programs that are universally accessible, high-quality, and tuition and cost free.
An accurate and complete Census count protects the political representation and fair share of public resources for communities of color and immigrants who are and have been disenfranchised.
Racial profiling, national security scapegoating, and mass incarceration must be replaced with systems that humanize and protect the safety of all people.