SEARAC focuses on issues that uniquely impact Southeast Asian American families related to education, immigration, health, and aging. We advocate both at the national level and in California for responsive, progressive policies to uplift our communities. Our reports and toolkits contain important narratives and statistical data about our communities in the following topics:
The Southeast Asian American Equity Agenda is a roadmap created through a community-driven process and aimed at advancing Southeast Asian American (SEAA) equity and empowerment. Gathering the voices of more than 30 SEAA-led and -serving organizations across the country, this transformative agenda outlines key priorities and policy recommendations to create a more just and inclusive society for all, including our refugee and immigrant communities.
Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of our Communities highlights socioeconomic, housing, immigration, health, and education trends within the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community in the United States. Meant as a resource for policymakers, funders, community-based organizations, organizers, and the general public, the report captures key disaggregated data for SEAA refugee communities who fled the trauma of war and violence following the Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge genocide, and bombings in Laos to seek haven in the United States 45 years ago.
Our 2020 presidential election voter education guide, targeted primarily to Southeast Asian American voters, includes responses from all candidates running for president as of mid-March 2020: Donald Trump (R), Joe Biden (D), and Bernie Sanders (D). SEARAC asked all three of these presidential campaigns about their stances on key issues that impact the SEAAs.
SEARAC stands in solidarity with the Black community in honoring this important history and to fight in defense of Black lives. Inspired by the important work Southeast Asian American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander leaders are spearheading to move our communities in support of Black leadership, our Solidarity Resource Hub highlights their impactful work and ways we can all get involved.