Our Network

Our Network

Artwork by Jasmine Lee

We know we cannot do this work alone. Our AAPI FORCE-EF network consists of grassroots, service-oriented, and advocacy organizations who build power for working-class AAPI communities.

Steering Committee

After seeing a need to build AAPI power through voter engagement, our steering committee organizations (listed below) came together in 2014 to found AAPI FORCE-EF. The steering committee provides AAPI FORCE-EF’s coalitional leadership.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Asian Pacific Environmental Network is an environmental justice organization with deep roots in California’s Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Since 1993, APEN has built a membership base of Laotian refugees in Richmond and Chinese immigrants in Oakland. Together, they’ve fought and won campaigns to make our communities healthier, just places where people can thrive.

Chinese Progressive Assocation

Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.

Filipino Advocates for Justices

FAJ’s mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity. FAJ's programs are rooted in Bayanihan principles, a Filipino demonstration of social justice values where a community comes together to help those in need.

Hmong Innovating Politics

HIP's mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. HIP envisions a California of empowered communities that thrive in a socially and economically just democracy.

Khmer Girls in Action

Khmer Girls in Action is a community-based organization whose mission is to build a progressive and sustainable Long Beach community that works for gender, racial and economic justice led by Southeast Asian young women. KGA's vision is a safe, healthy and just world where all people are free from oppression and are able to determine their lives and communities.

Pilipino Workers Center

Founded in 1997, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) is a non-profit that organizes the low-wage Pilipino community in Southern California to demand better living and working conditions. In this current national and political climate where immigrant rights are being attacked and quickly eroded, domestic workers are pushed even more into vulnerable and exploitative working situations. PWC does their part by providing support for human trafficking survivors, immigration legal services, affordable housing, workforce certification training, education on workers’ rights, enforcement of wage theft, free tax preparation, and a cooperative for homecare workers.