September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day, the single largest national event focused on registering voters for the upcoming November 4th election. In San Francisco, community organizations will be holding registration events throughout the city to educate potential voters about their right to vote and helping them register to vote. In particular, events in Chinatown and on school campuses will encourage those who are traditionally under-represented in elections -- young voters, immigrant voters, and monolingual voters -- to register to vote. While Asian Americans make up 34.4% of the city’s residents, only 23% of Asian Americans are registered to vote in San Francisco. Currently, of Asian Americans eligible to vote in San Francisco, only 54% are registered to vote. CPA will be conducting voter registration drives throughout the day at: City College of San Francisco - Chinatown Campus and Ocean Campus, Lowell High School, Galileo High School.
Today, the Chinese Progressive Association is happy to launch of a new project: Seeding Change – A Center for Asian American Movement Building. Rooted in CPA’s 42 years of history of building grassroots movements from the ground up, Seeding Change grew from CPA’s 2013 strategic planning process. Seeding Change grows a national Asian American movement to promote a just, sustainable, and democratic society. Our key strategies include building a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; creating an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experimenting with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.
Youth Movement of Justice Organizing (Youth MOJO) is a youth leadership development program at Chinese Progressive Association for high school students in San Francisco. We work on social issues affecting working class families such as healthcare, education, and workers’ rights by empowering young people to work towards positive change in our communities.
CPA community organizer and artist, Ka Yan Cheung, created "For Our Families: A Chinese Immigrant Woman Tells her Story". This story details the struggles of a Chinese immigrant woman and her family's attempts to secure a better future by immigrating from mainland China to Macau and finally San Francisco.
The Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice provides a unique opportunity to a new generation of activists and organizers who want to build the power of and improve the lives of the working class Chinese immigrant community. Applications are due February 28th.
All people deserve the opportunity to create a better life for their families and children. Many of us sacrificed for our families so that we could have more opportunities by moving to the US. This is what everyone who moves here is striving for -- the American Dream. Our government policies should change so that all immigrants can achieve that.
Youth MOJO Stands for Just Immigration
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8/8 Chinese Immigration Throughout the Decades
Chinese Immigration through the Decades: Arts, Panel, and Performances Thursday, August 8, 20135:30 PM to 8:00 PM Chinese Historical Society of America965 Clay St.San Francisco, CA 94108 As... Read More
Chinese Immigrant Complete Job Training Program; 24 Workers Graduate from Vocational Hospitality Training Program
    CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION   MEDIA ADVISORY   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013   Contact: Shaw San Liu, (415) 999-8447, shawsan@cpasf.org (Chinese & English)   Chinese Immigrants... Read More