Topic: What We Do
Since CAA’s founding, we have advocated on behalf of Chinese Americans who are systematically denied equal opportunities in many sectors of society.
CAA employs multiple strategies to create change. At the grassroots level, we nurture the ability of Asian and Pacific American (APA) communities to participate fully in civic life. At the public policy level, we advocate for system changes that create … Continue reading
Promoting Social Change CAA seeks to build and foster alliances that grow and sustain a progressive Asian and Pacific American movement. To advance that goal, we sponsor three projects: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality works with Sacramento policymakers, … Continue reading
Issue Advocacy CAA advocates for programs, policies, and legislation to meet our communities’ needs, and to change or eliminate those that are harmful and discriminatory. Our advocacy includes research and analysis of policies that impact our constituents, community outreach and … Continue reading
Community Building Though our constituency encompasses the broader APA community, our grassroots work prioritizes the needs of low-income, immigrant, and limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. These activities include leadership development for monolingual public school parents, employment services for newcomer jobseekers, … Continue reading