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New York Tenants Win Historic Rent Freeze for Second Year

Yesterday, New York won a historic rent freeze for the second year in a row, protecting over one million rent-stabilized tenants from weighty rent increases. Shout out to our Chinatown Tenants Union leaders for mobilizing in large numbers, testifying at hearings, and training new tenants to share their stories. The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted[…..]

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Join Us to Celebrate CAAAV’s 30th Anniversary

For the past 30 years, CAAAV has been building power in low-income pan-Asian communities from organizing South Asian taxi drivers, Filipina domestic workers, Southeast families for social service access, tenants for responsible community development, and for police accountability. On Wednesday, May 25, we will be hosting our fundraising gala, themed “The People Build the Place,[…..]

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Official Joint Statement from Asian/Chinese American Organizations on the Sentencing of Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang in the Killing of Akai Gurley

Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Oakland Asian Americans United, Philadelphia Asian American Resource Workshop, Boston CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, New York City Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), Los Angeles Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco Chinese Progressive Association, Boston We are outraged that Peter Liang has escaped accountability for killing Akai Gurley. For more than a[…..]

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VICTORY! 90 Elizabeth & 22 Spring Tenants Win Safe & Affordable Housing!

WE WON! We are thrilled to announce two victories in our Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) building campaigns. This winter, our members from 90 Elizabeth and 22 Spring won settlements with their landlords to beat displacement and protect safe, affordable housing in Chinatown. What Was Going On As housing market rates increase and affordable housing decreases,[…..]

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Chinatown Art Brigade: Using the Power of Culture to Fight Displacement

In 2015, artists Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong and Betty Yu formed the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) a cultural collective that recognizes the power of art to advance social justice.  As Asian American social justice minded artists, cultural workers and media makers they have roots in activism and movement-building work. We believe that art, culture and[…..]

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40+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Organizations, New York City Elected Officials, and Hundreds of Community Leaders Condemn Threats Against CAAAV

Last week, a Brooklyn jury found former NYPD Officer Peter Liang guilty for the death of Akai Gurley. These events have elicited strong reactions in the Chinese and broader Asian American communities, where some believe former Officer Liang has been treated unfairly by our justice system because some white officers involved in recent high-profile incidents have not[…..]

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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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