June 2015 - June 2016 OCA Highlights
OCA applauded the Supreme Court for rightful expansion of marriage equality.
OCA hosted the 2015 National Convention in San Francisco, California, with an emphasis on “Unifying Asian Pacific Islander America”.
OCA strongly condemned the use of anti-immigrant term ‘Anchor Baby’ by Presidential Candidates.
The National Center added a new Civic Engagement Associate position to staff, increasing staff size to its highest level ever.
Asian American advocates called upon the Attorney General to investigate pattern of racial profiling against Chinese American scientists.
The National Center hosted four interns for the fall.
OCA and OCA – New York memorialized the tragic loss of Private Danny Chen by continuing fight against military hazing.
In collaboration with chapters around the country, OCA contacted over 39,000 individuals nationwide to increase AAPI voter turnout.
Six AAPI leaders from the corporate world were honored at the 2015 OCA Corporate Achievement Awards in Crystal City, Virginia.
OCA passed a resolution at the National Board meeting in support of American Samoans’ right to US Citizenship.
OCA and immigration rights advocates strongly opposed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to delay Executive Action on immigration.
OCA denounced xenophobia and opposition to refugee resettlement in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
OCA stood in solidarity with Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian Americans against anti-Muslim hate and violence, and condemned calls for Muslim exclusion.
OCA strongly opposed the Supreme Court challenge to affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas - Austin.
OCA was pleased by the Supreme Court’s decision to hear case on President’s immigration executive action programs.
In the wake of the trial of Officer Peter Liang, OCA reaffirmed its support for increased oversight of police misconduct.
The JACL/OCA Leadership Summit took place in Washington, DC, training 30 next generation leaders selected from JACL and OCA chapter membership.
OCA was a leading voice for AAPIs in successful coalition efforts to expand broadband access in low-income communities through the Lifeline Program.
OCA and partner organizations supported the reintroduction of the Reuniting Families Act to help fix the broken family immigration visa backlog.
As a result of advocacy by OCA and many others, anti-hazing language was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
OCA joined others in calling for an independent investigation by the Department of Justice Inspector General on the apparent pattern of racial profiling in the arrests of scientists Dr. Xiaoxing Xi and Sherry Chen.
The National Center welcomed its 27th summer intern cohort, a diverse group of 19 college students from around the country.
OCA, together with NCAPA, launched the #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words Campaign, gathering over 3 million impressions.