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Apply to Our Asian Youth in Action Internship!

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) is a 7-month internship program running from February 2016 to August 2016 for youth ages 14-20. This is an opportunity for Asian young people who speak Bangla, Korean, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese to serve low-income Asian immigrant communities. Interns will gain hands-on experience through: – Developing relationships and working with the[…..]

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Become a People Mover!

The People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K) is our grassroots fundraising campaign that activates the collective power of our friends, families, and social networks to raise $10,000 towards racial and economic justice in NYC. All we need is 100 People Movers to fundraise $100 or more from Monday, Nov. 2 to Wednesday, Nov. 11. Together, we can[…..]

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CAAAV & CDP Release Report on Asian NYCHA Tenants’ Experiences

With 20,000 Asian residents, Asian immigrants are a fast growing community moving into public housing citywide. We want to ensure language justice and engagement of the thousands of limited English proficient residents in the larger fight to improve conditions, build community, and preserve public housing.   “No Access: The Need for Improved Language Assistance Services[…..]

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CAAAV Statement on The Mayor’s Discussion of Affordable Housing at NYCHA

In response to Mayor De Blasio’s comments on affordable housing in NYCHA: CAAAV members living in Queensbridge Houses are dismayed at the recent discussion by Mayor De Blasio and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) defending their plans to essentially sound the death knell of public housing in New York City. In a press[…..]

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We Won a Rent Freeze for 2.5 Million New Yorkers!

On Monday June 29, hundreds of tenants across NYC gathered for the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) Final Vote and demanded the City not increase the rent for rent-stabilized tenants. Up against billionaires and a dysfunctional state, we won the first rent freeze in 46 years for 2.5 million rent stabilized tenants. All 1-year leases renewed October[…..]

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Chinatown Tenants Union: We Need a Rent Rollback Now!

On Monday June 8, our Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) members attended the Manhattan Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) Hearing to share their testimonies about why RGB needs to vote to have a Rent Rollback (rent decrease) this year. Every year, the RGB determines whether to increase, freeze, or decrease the rent of rent-stabilized tenants in NYC. Members[…..]

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Dance Battle Raises $24,142: Hear from our Fundraising Team!

CAAAV is a small grass-roots organization that relies on individual donations to sustain our grassroots organizing efforts. The CAAAV Dance Battle (previously known as the Dance-A-Thon) is one of our biggest fundraising events and this year the Fundraising Committee set a goal of $15,000. The Dance Battle was Saturday May 30, and with the support[…..]

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Justice for Akai Gurley and His Family

On Thursday, May 14th, CAAAV will stand with Akai Gurley’s family and community to demand justice for his death at the hands of Officer Peter Liang last November. At 9 a.m., CAAAV will gather with Akai Gurley’s family and community at the Brooklyn Supreme Court (320 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) for a press conference and rally prior to packing the court at[…..]

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Chinatown and LES Speak Out for Community-Led Rezoning

On Tuesday, April 28, CAAAV joined our grassroots allies from the Chinatown Working Group (CWG) to demand New York’s Department of City Planning pass our community-led Rezoning plan to preserve and expand affordable housing. Currently, Mayor De Blasio’s neighborhood Rezoning plans for affordable housing emphasize development of affordable housing, but not preservation of it. However,[…..]

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PRESS RELEASE: 50+ ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER GROUPS RELEASE OPEN LETTER SUPPORTING JUSTICE FOR AKAI GURLEY AND THE INDICTMENT OF NYPD OFFICER PETER LIANG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015 CONTACT: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, mark@caaav.org New York, NY — More than fifty Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups from across the country have released an open letter calling for justice for Akai Gurley, an unarmed, Black, 28-year-old father who was killed by NYPD Officer Peter Liang on November 20,[…..]

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