Topic: What’s Happening

CALL TO ACTION: Help to Defend Immigrant Families

Immigrant and refugee families continue to be under a systemic and coordinated attack. Most recently, immigration raids at 7-11 Stores, rollback of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, and the precarious state of DACA echo the past and current xenophobic exclusion of immigrants and unjust … 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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News about CAA Leadership

We’re pleased to announce some exciting news about CAA. Effective immediately, CAA will be led by a Co-Directorship between Vincent Pan and Cynthia Choi, who last year served as interim director during Vincent’s sabbatical, and has since stayed on to help … Continue reading

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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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