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National Organization
  • Become a member of a national organization, the "OCA family", consisting of over 80 chapters and affiliates across the country.
  • Know that OCA National is supportive of chapter initiatives on the local and national level.
National Networking
  • Participate in the democratic process through National Board meetings, the annual National Convention, Leadership Development Programs, and other OCA-sponsored activities.
  • Establish relationships with other major civil rights organizations and support effective coalition building among other Asian and minority groups.
Unify the Asian Pacific American Community
  • Work with thousands of other OCA members and other Asian Pacific American community leaders and members to overcome the forces that divide Asian Pacific Americans.
  • Support OCA, the only national Asian Pacific American organization based in the nation's capitol that provides a common forum for all Asian Pacific Americans.
(OCA does not participate in the policies of any foreign government, including China or Taiwan.)

Community Awareness

  • Become an informed, active and responsible citizen as a member of OCA.
  • Receive our quarterly news magazine, "Image", which provides current information of interest to Asian Pacific Americans by covering legislation, political developments, social and economic issues, as well as educational and professional opportunities.
  • Provide the next generation with education and professional support, including internships, scholarships, informational resources and career guidance.
  • Be represented by the only national Asian Pacific American American civil rights organization, based in Washington D.C., which stands firmly behind the civil rights of all Asian Pacific Americans.
  • Work with our staff in the national office in Washington, D.C. to monitor government and political activities and ensure that the civil rights of all Asian Pacific Americans are not being compromised.
Image Enhancement
  • Work to eliminate stereotypes in the media, in the policy arena and in American communities; help to build a more positive and accurate image of Asian Pacific Americans.
Interface with Political Leaders
  • Meet Asian Pacific Americans who have made significant contributions in paving the way for future generations.
  • Join an organization with political influence to attract distinguished speakers such as Vice President Al Gore, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala and U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno.
Community Outreach
  • Reach out to other community groups such as local government, school board, community service groups, and other minority organizations to work toward common goals at the local, state and national level.
  • Raise your visibility in your community; get your views and needs addressed.