August 19, 2019

Community-Based Organizations Dispel Public Charge Myths, Uplift Services

Chinese for Affirmative Action and partner community organizations gathered media to provide information related to immigration and public benefits impacts of changes to “public charge” rules. Leaders shared critical information and resources on how immigrants should respond when accessing public…
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 8, 2019

CAA Joins SF Citywide Convening to Prepare for 2020 Census

CAA presented remarks on Census language access in a regional Census convening organized by the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA). Key stakeholders, including the California Census Office, the California Complete Count Committee, philanthropy, local leaders…
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…
August 2, 2019

Chinatown Rallies for Census Complete Count

This past month, CAA joined Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)’s rally in San Francisco Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square to kick-off community outreach and education initiatives for the upcoming 2020 Census. Chinatown Tenants Association, SRO Collaborative and AAJA-ALC also joined the rally to…
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 —…