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CPC Presents Advocacy Advisory Council Report


The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is excited to present our Advocacy Advisory Council (AAC) Report. This report showcases the accomplishments of the 2022-2023 cohort of AAC Members.

The AAC is a group of dedicated, frontline staff at CPC who are committed to empowering their colleagues and community members through advocacy. Throughout their term, members expand CPC’s advocacy and organizing efforts, lead advocacy campaigns, and gain crucial skills to be effective advocates.

Presenting the members of the AAC:

  • Anna Chen, Intake/Outreach Coordinator, Queens Community Services
  • Cindy Chen, Family Support Coordinator for Queens Special Needs, Queens Community Services
  • Shuping Deng, Program Supervisor of the Office for New Americans, Brooklyn Community Services
  • Karyee Khor, Case Planner, Manhattan Community Services
  • Jeff Lau, Adult Literacy Director, Education & Career Services
  • Tommy Lee, Program Supervisor of the Office for New Americans, Brooklyn Community Services
  • Nicholas Lombardo, Youth Education Specialist of Manhattan Learn & Earn, Education & Career Services
  • Benice Mach, Mobility LABS Coordinator, Queens Community Services
  • Kaitlyn Mar, Individual Giving Coordinator of the Development Team, Central
  • Chenbaixue Yang, Case Planner, Manhattan Community Services

A few highlights from the report:

  • Mobilized staff for years-long Just Pay campaign to help win a 9.27% pay increase over three years for city-contracted human services workers in a historic $741 million investment
  • Helped win $30 million investment in AAPI communities through New York State’s AAPI Equity Budget
  • Fought for $16 million funding for free childcare for undocumented families through PromiseNYC
  • Collaborated with the Caring Majority, a coalition consisting of home care workers and clients, to get New York State to increase home care worker wages from $15.00/hour to$18.55/hour

View the full report in English or Chinese.