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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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Families Belong Together!

On June 30th, CAAAV marched and chanted side by side with immigrant/refugee rights groups, housing rights organizations, and police accountability organizations calling for the reunification of the families detained by ICE but also the end of family detentions. Grassroots organizations for decades have called to #AbolishICE, and it shouldn’t take a crisis for the mainstream to pick[…..]

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CAAAV’s Annual Karaoke Battle Fundraising Event!

With the help of our donors and supporters, WE DID IT! We were able to surpass our goal of $15,000, and raised over $20,000! We weren’t allowed to bring in glitter or confetti but this did not stop teams from being creative and stepping up their costume game! The diversity in songs and energy from the[…..]

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Successful Land Use Meeting with Unanimous Support

This month, CTU made a major step in the fight against gentrification in our community! On October 18th, the Land Use Committee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously to co-sponsor our application to rezone the Two Bridges waterfront area near Chinatown. This is an important step forward towards long-term protections for tenants and small businesses[…..]

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