OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates - Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter
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Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans Founded in 1973, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) through initiatives at all levels of government. The Westchester and Hudson Valley chapter (OCA-WHV) is one of over 50 chapters and affiliates across the United States that strives to develop leadership, community involvement, and civil participation for all APIAs. It is an award-winning advocacy organization and one of the oldest in the tristate region. We are proud to have played a major part in influencing national opinion in landmark cases such as that of Private Danny Chen and former NYC police officer Peter Liang. We work tirelessly to eliminate hate speech, to lobby for criminal justice reform and to support national legislation regarding immigration reform and anti-hazing in the military. We are constantly at work to develop new outreach programs in the large and growing APIA immigrant population in the region and APIA seniors. Our thriving youth program recognizes gifted student leaders as well as talented youth facing hardship or need. Our advocacy-based events address the needs of the APIA population in the Hudson Valley and we continue to build strong coalitions with sister organizations such as Families with Children from China (FCC), the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and other advocacy organizations. Visit us at www.oca-whv.org for more information.
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