CAAAV has two neighborhood chapters organizing working-class Asian immigrants in Chinatown and Astoria.
Chinatown Tenants Union
Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) organizes against displacement, fights gentrification, and builds the power of working class people in Chinatown. The tenants union was founded in 2005 by Chinatown tenants to address apartment neglect, landlord harassment, and to develop the leadership of working class Chinatown immigrant residents. Through neighborhood, city and state campaigns, we continue our mission today so that we can determine the future of our homes and neighborhoods.
Astoria Tenants Union
Astoria Tenants Union (ATU) organizes working class Bangali immigrants in Astoria. As a longtime home for working class Bangali immigrants, Astoria has become a frontline in the fight against gentrification for Queens. To build a fighting force, we founded ATU in 2022 to intervene in speculative development and displacement in Astoria and throughout Queens.
CAAAV Youth members and leaders are young working class Asians who organize and take leadership in our Chinatown and Astoria chapters to defend and fight for our neighborhoods. As members and leaders of each neighborhood chapter, CAAAV youth play a critical role in basebuilding, developing campaigns, facilitating political education, and organizing direct actions.
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