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CAAAV’s Karaoke Battle Fundraiser: Growing A Movement!

For 35 years, CAAAV has fought for racial and economic justice by building leadership capacity and organizing power for movements. It is more important than ever to resource Asian American grassroots organizing. It is through organizing and grassroots power we will be able to have a safe community. And it is through member-led leadership and[…..]

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CAAAV Condemns Atlanta Shootings and Anti-Asian Violence

We are enraged and saddened by the news of a white man opening fire and killing 8 people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta, Georgia. These acts are immeasurably violent, but we know that the rhetoric and deep histories of white supremacy, imperialism, patriarchy, and racial capitalism are the poisonous soil in which these violent[…..]

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CAAAV’s The Future is Ours To Build fundraiser!

It’s been a chaotic time, but also a time full of openings and charged with energy. Throughout the pandemic, CAAAV has been organizing our communities both virtually and on the ground to build grassroots tenant power! And we know that despite what happens, the future is ours to build. Next year, New York City will[…..]

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CAAAV 2020 VOTER GUIDE

CAAAV 2020 Voter Guide: English CAAAV 2020 Voter Guide: Chinese CAAAV 2020 Voter Guide: Bangla  

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#DefundTheNYPD and Fund Communities!

We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and so many others lost to police violence. We condemn their murderers, and we stand with their families and loved ones in their grief, anger, and mourning. We also stand with those taking to the streets to express their outrage and to call for[…..]

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CAAAV’s #CancelRent Fund: The Revolution Starts at Home!

CAAAV’s #CancelRent Fund will organize and support CAAAV members to take collective action against real estate, big landlords and against Governor Cuomo. CAAAV has been organizing working-class Asian immigrant tenants for over 15 years. Now is the moment to leverage all the power that we’ve built over the last decade and a half. Crises create openings[…..]

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Major Victory in the Two Bridges Neighborhood!

Last week we won a major victory in the fight against gentrification in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, but we still have bigger battles to come.   On Thursday, August 1st, New York State Supreme Court issued a decision nullifying city approval of the proposal for three luxury megatowers in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Judge[…..]

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CAAAV’s annual Karaoke Battle: Liberate Your Wildest Dreams!

CAAAV invites you to the long-awaited and fabulous Karaoke Battle on Friday, May 10th! Our annual Karaoke Battle is a fundraiser party to support CAAAV, a grassroots organization that relies on community support. You have an opportunity to fundraise for CAAAV and/or compete in a team or solo during the night of the event! CAAAV supporters create teams on Crowdrise that fundraise leading up[…..]

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City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing: Tenants, youth, and staff testified!

On October 17th, CAAAV tenants, youth, and staff testified in the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed Two Bridges waterfront development in Chinatown. Community organizations, residents from the Lower East Side/Chinatown, supporters, and elected officials also joined this public hearing and voiced their concerns and opposition against the development of the towers. Elected[…..]

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Community Board 3 Meeting: Two Bridges Area

On August 14th, Community Board 3 had a public hearing where local organizations, tenants, and supporters gathered to share their concerns regarding the Two Bridges Large-Scale Residential Development proposal projected to build three high-rise buildings in the Lower East Side. CAAAV is in alliance with local groups Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and Tenants[…..]

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