Topic: Newsletter Articles

Affirmative Action: Diversity and Equity

Since its founding, Chinese For Affirmative Action has been on the forefront of ensuring Chinese Americans, other communities of color and disadvantaged people in general have equal access to opportunity. Affirmative action has always been and continues to be a necessary and … Continue reading

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CAA Announces New Director of Advocacy

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CAA is pleased to announce Hong Mei Pang as our new Director of Advocacy. Hong Mei will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors and other senior staff to advance CAA’s ambitious policy advocacy and community education goals.

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On the Passing of Dr. Rolland Choy Lowe

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It is with profound sadness that Chinese for Affirmative Action mourns the loss of longtime supporter and champion Dr. Rolland Choy Lowe. Dr. Lowe passed away peacefully at his home in Walnut Creek in early November at the age of … Continue reading

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CAA Advocates for “Clean” Federal DREAM Act

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In the wake of the Trump Administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, CAA and other advocates around the country are seeking a “clean” DREAM Act to swiftly provide a permanent pathway to citizenship for undocumented … Continue reading

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End National Security Scapegoating

In early October, CAA joined Chinese Progressive Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and notable community leaders Henry Der, Ling-chi Wang, and Helen Zia to form the End National Security Scapegoating (ENSS) coalition. The coalition was established … Continue reading

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Developing Grassroots Leaders

Since 2004, CAA has been developing grassroots leaders to be powerful voices in their communities. This year, we are excited to announce the graduation of 16 community members from our leadership development program!

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We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Are you looking for opportunities to work for justice and assist impacted communities, or want to know more about what CAA does first-hand? We have some upcoming opportunities for you.

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Charitable IRA Distributions: Tax-Saving Donations During Your Retirement

Did you know retirees can give up to $100,000 to charity tax-free from an IRA and lower their income taxes in the process? Learn about how to take advantage of these tax savings.

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End National Security Scapegoating Against Asian Americans

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October 19-21, Professor Xiaoxing Xi will tour the Bay Area to raise awareness of how Chinese Americans are being targeted in the name of national security, and how the broader community can help end it.

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Asian Americans Take a Stand Against White Supremacy and Xenophobia

large group of people gather in Chinatown candle light vigil to support anti-white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

“We are here today in Chinatown to hold this space for you, to stand up against white supremacy, hate, and racism.” The August 25 “Light Up the Night” vigil honored the memory of activist Heather Heyer, who was killed on … Continue reading

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