August 14, 2019

CAA Hosts Press Conference Denouncing New “Public Charge” Rules

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) hosts a press conference with public agencies and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and denounced the Trump Administration’s most recent attacks on low-income immigrant families through changes in “public charge” rules. Advocates and public officials…
August 5, 2019

CAA Co-Executive Directors Issue Statement on Mass Shootings

Following the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, CAA Co-Executive Directors send the below message to CAA supporters and stakeholders:“Once again we mourn. Once again we are not surprised.We mourn because we are pained by the loss…
July 16, 2019

CAA Budget Advocacy for Immigrant Parent Voters Pays Off

CAA’s budget advocacy efforts culminated in a victory today– San Francisco Board of Supervisors (unanimously) adopted the City’s budget that includes full restoration of funding for the Immigrant Parent Voting Collaborative (IPVC) to continue its essential community outreach and education…
July 15, 2019

Progress on Census, Challenges Remain

The citizenship question has finally been slashed from the 2020 Census but reduced language accessibility on the paper forms will pose a severe challenge to a full and complete count. “Denying broad access to paper versions of the census —…
July 13, 2019

CAA 50th Celebration Is A Major Success

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at CAA50 Celebration of Justice at the Westin  St. Francis hotel last month! This year’s Celebration of Justice brought together over 600 community leaders, activists, corporate supporters, elected officials, and organizational partners…
July 13, 2019

BART Approves CAA Recommendations for Community Ambassadors

Chinese for Affirmative Action and Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) submitted a joint letter in support of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Community Ambassador Pilot Program as a community safety alternative aimed at decarceration and restorative justice. In response…
July 13, 2019

Responding to ICE Raids, CAA Rallies to Keep Families Safe and Prepared

This past weekend, the Trump administration launched nationwide immigration enforcement operations seeking to conduct large-scale detention and deportation of immigrant communities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations have been confirmed in neighboring areas such as Santa Clara, Contra Costa and…
July 9, 2019

CAA Exhibit Uplifts Immigrant Narratives of Chinatown Families at 41 Ross

Chinese for Affirmative Action debuts Our Intergenerational Stories: home, an exhibit featuring the personal narratives of 7 working-class Chinese immigrant families on Sunday, July 7, at 41 Ross. CAA partnered with San Francisco Arts Commission, Chinese Culture Center, and community…