• Welcome to OCA Chicago

    To advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment; To promote civic participation, education and leadership; To advance coalitions and community building; and To foster cultural heritage.

    Welcome to OCA Chicago
     
  • Why Remembering Vincent Chin Means Black Lives Matter

    Dear Advocate,

    33 years ago today, two white autoworkers murdered Vincent Chin while he was celebrating his bachelor party. Beating him with baseball bats, his murderers blamed Vincent for stealing their jobs, because they thought he was Japanese at a time when Detroit was suffering from overseas competition. Little did they know, Vincent was just like them: an American autoworker…

    Why Remembering Vincent Chin Means Black Lives Matter
     
  • OCA Offers Its Condolences to Victims of the Charleston Massacre

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates extends its deepest sympathies to victims of a mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, on behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, and calls for continued vigilance on actions that lead to hate crimes.

    OCA Offers Its Condolences to Victims of the Charleston Massacre
     
  • OCA Announces 2015 Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award Honerees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA is proud to announce the honorees for the 2015 OCA Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award.
    This year, OCA will be awarding the OCA Outstanding Achievement Award to California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, entrepreneur Ginger Lew, community activist Sululagi A. Palega, and Major General Antonio Taguba, US Army, Retired. To learn more about the honorees, please click here.

    OCA Announces 2015 Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award Honerees
     
  • OCA Seeking Candidates for 2015 – 2016 Civil Rights Fellowship

    The OCA Civil Rights Fellowship is a national advocacy fellowship based at the OCA National Center in Washington DC, which seeks to organize and mobilize the chapter networks across the country to support the building of individual and community capacity for greater civic engagement among Asian Pacific Americans.  Click Here to Read More

    OCA Seeking Candidates for 2015 – 2016 Civil Rights Fellowship
     
  • OCA Advocates Monthly: June 2015

    Read our Monthly National newsletter

    OCA Calls for End to Anti-Immigrant Laws - Convention Updated: 2015 OCA Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award Honorees Announced! - OCA Summer Internship has begun! - MAPP Session Completed in Chicago and Houston, on to Georgia and Sacramento! - APA-Y Advocate Visits OCA-Georgia This Month - 2015 OCA Corporate Achievement Awards Location and Date Set

    OCA Advocates Monthly: June 2015
     

Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the socialpolitical, and economic well-being of all Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA embraces the hopes and aspiration of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Based in Washington D.C., OCA National is an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. OCA takes no collective position on the policies of any foreign country, but focuses only on the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Today, OCA National is fully staffed and it is the only National Asian American organization that has its own National center.

OCA Mission

  1. To advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
  2. To promote civic participation, education and leadership;
  3. To advance coalitions and community building; and
  4. To foster cultural heritage.