ADVOCACY

CPACS is committed to promoting and protecting human and civil rights. By collaborating with local and national organizations, we are able to advocate for individuals and the community as a whole.

Civic / Voter Engagement

CPACS is dedicated to helping immigrants fully integrate into society through advocating, educating, and upholding the civil and human rights of the immigrant and refugee communities by strengthening the community leaders, collaborating with partners and building alliances, and fostering civic engagement.

 

Citizenship

CPACS citizenship teachers are strongly committed to their students and preparing them to take the citizenship tests. This effort is clearly seen as 100% of CPACS students pass their citizenship test and become U.S. citizens.

Voter Registration Low voter registration among the Asian American community is an issue that the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Community Coalition (GAAPICC) feels is a priority concern that needs to be addressed. A GAAPICC subcommittee is dedicated to this issue and works to schedule voter registration drives and create voter education resources for Asian Americans.

Census

An important factor in CPACS’s advocacy approach is making sure that Asian Americans are counted in statistical assessments such as the U.S. census. CPACS serves as the organizational chair of the Asian Complete Count Committee (ACCC) of Georgia which directed its efforts at getting an accurate count of Asian Americans in Georgia for Census 2010. Accurate representation in the census is a crucial step for receiving the appropriate fund allocation for the community.