OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter

Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans

Founded in 1973, the OCA is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific Americans through initiatives at all levels of the government. OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter (OCA-WHV) is one of over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States that strives to develop leadership, community involvement, and civil participation for all APIAs.

The mission of our organization is to advance the social, political and economic status of Asian Pacific Americans in Westchester and Hudson Valley communities and the U.S. Visit www.oca-whv.org for more information.

The OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley (OCA-WHV) is one of the 100 chapters and affiliates of OCA Advocates. It is an award winning advocacy organization and one of the oldest in the tristate region. Our core mission is social advocacy on behalf of all Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA), local and nationwide.

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 to sister organizations such as Families with Children from China (FCC) and other advocacy organizations.

We, the Executive Board, are your voice for actions that count. We come from business, science, medicine, academia, the arts, human services and range in age from young professionals to active retirees.

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