OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).


Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. 

Policy priorities

Immigration: We fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will improve the family visa system and create a clear pathway to citizenship.

Education: We advocate for a more inclusive and accessible education system for all members of our community.

Fair Treatment: We promote fair treatment and the elimination of discrimination, stereotyping, and hate crimes.

Broadband Access: We support efforts to expand opportunity by increasing broadband access to low-income, immigrant, and elder communities.


OCA National Center
1322 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1803
Office: (202) 223-5500
Fax: (202) 296-0540
Email: oca@ocanational.org