What's New

Oct 10


October 10, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

Community Members Call for Resources to Serve Diverse English Language Learners in California’s new Local Control Funding Formula

Sacramento, CA – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Hmong Women’s Heritage Association (HWHA), and the Hmong, Mien, Lao Communities Action Network (HMLCAN) came together at a community forum with more than 100 parents, students, and community members to voice priorities that they want to see addressed through California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law.

Sep 27

Over the years that SEARAC has been working with community members to advocate for Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students, we’ve consistently found that the education needs of many SEAA students are often overlooked because of the “model minority myth” – a misconception that all Asian Americans excel academically and face few obstacles. This misconception overshadows the education needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and often hinders efforts to address those needs.

Sep 18

What: Webinar - Don't Miss California's ACA Enrollment Bus

When: Thursday, September 26; 1pm - 2:30pm Pacific Time

To register for the webinar, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/SEARACenrollmentbus

Sep 3


September 3, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and 110 immigrant and refugee rights, criminal justice, racial justice, and faith-based organizations are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revisit policies that further mandatory deportation and detention laws resulting in harsh and disproportionate punishment for immigrants.

Aug 29

We’d like to take a moment to share with you our fundraising campaign results for our trainings this year!  With your support, we are happy to announce that we raised $8,700!  Our heartfelt thanks to each of our fundraisers for their help and to everyone who donated!

Jun 27


June 27, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

SEARAC and 1Love Movement on the Passage of the Senate Immigration Bill

Washington, DC – Immigration reform moved another step forward today, as the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744. While we at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and 1Love Movement stand strong with our friends and allies fighting for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented families, we lament the many financial and administrative barriers that will keep millions of people in the shadows.

Jun 12

Today, SEARAC released its policy brief, “Moving Beyond the ‘Asian’ Check Box” which aims to demonstrate national demand for data disaggregation in order to make visible and address the academic achievement gaps that exist within Asian American/Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. The policy brief analyzes comments that were collected in response to a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Education in July of 2012. The RFI sought to gather and share information about practices and policies regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on sub-groups within the AANHPI student population.

Jun 5

Today, SEARAC is launching our 2013 campaign to fundraise for our trainings: LAT in Sacramento, CA and TEAM Summit in Washington, DC. Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. This fundraising campaign is also a competition, in which the person who raises the most money for SEARAC by 11:59 pm PDT on July 21, 2013 wins either a Southwest Airlines voucher or an iPad mini! So, you can either help by donating to one of the fundraising pages that have already been created or you can enter to win the competition for yourself! Click here for all the information you'll need to enter or support our 2013 fundraising campaign. Thank you for your support!

May 17

CA, MN, and RI folks: If you didn’t have time to call Senator Feinstein, Senators Franken and Klobuchar, and Senator Whitehouse yet, it’s not too late! The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed back review of these amendments until Monday, May 20th!

May 15

We need YOU to call Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken (MN), Senator Feinstein (CA), and Senator Whitehouse (RI) TODAY or TOMORROW MORNING (5-15 or 5-16) to tell them to stop amendments to the Immigration Reform bill that would result in greater policing and criminalization of immigrant and refugee communities and tear more families apart through detention and deportation.