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My Caucuses

In Congress, I work to advance policies through my work with caucuses.

I currently chair two Congressional caucuses:

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
The Creative Rights Caucus (CRC)

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. CAPAC is non-partisan and bi-cameral.

CAPAC was created with the purpose of ensuring that legsilation passed by the United States Congress, to the greatest extent possible, provides for the full participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and reflects the concerns and needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We work to educate other members of Congress about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, establish politcies on legislation and issues relating to persons of Asian and/or Pacific Islands ancestry who are citzens or nationals of, residents of, or immigrants to the United States, its territories and possesions, as well as work to protect and advance the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans.

Click here to learn more about CAPAC.

The Creative Rights Caucus (CRC)
American innovation hinges on creativity -- it allows our kids to dream big and our artists to create works that inspire us all. The jobs that result are thanks entirely to our willingness to foster creative talent, and an environment where it can thrive.To ensure that creative works are a part of the legislative debate in Congress, I, along with Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC), the Chairman of the IP Subcommittee, launched the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus in 2013. This bipartisan caucus includes 54 members spanning both ends of the political spectrum.

We started this caucus because we see a need to advocate for the rights of individual creators. The caucus will strive to educate Members of Congress and the general public about the importance of preserving and protecting the rights of the creative community in our country. American creators of motion pictures, music, software, books, visual arts and others rely on Congress to protect their creative rights, human rights, First Amendment rights, and property rights. I pledge to drive home the critical message that creative rights matter.

In 2014, the Creative Rights Caucus hosted the first-ever “Beyond The Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill. Over 400 attendees, including Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, stars of the TNT/Warner Horizon Television series "Dallas", SAG-AFTRA actor RJ Mitte from AMC's "Breaking Bad", and 30 Members of Congress participated in the event.  A speaking program and thirteen exhibit booths offered a behind-the-scenes look at our American film and television industry.

Click here to learn more about past CRC events.
Click here for more on the issues the CRC works on.

More on My Caucuses

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) will be honored along with Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09) at tonight’s GRAMMYs on the Hill. In celebration of 20 years of advocacy in Washington, DC, the GRAMMYs are recognizing Reps. Chu and Collins for their leadership as co-chairs of the Creative Rights Caucus and their support for the Music Modernization Act, a bill to help creators as detailed in a new op-ed published by Reps. Chu and Collins today in Variety. Rep.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka.  Senator Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian ever elected to the U.S. Senate and retired in 2012 after serving a total of 36 years in the U.S. Congress. He passed away in Hawaii earlier this morning at the age of 93.

March 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Monday night, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would be adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The census, as required by the Constitution, calls for an accurate accounting of the number of people in this country, regardless of their citizenship status Last week, when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep.

March 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and Doug Collins (GA-09), in cooperation with CreativeFuture, FX Networks, and 21st Century Fox, hosted a panel with the women and men whose vision, commitment, and innovation bring the show “The Americans” from “Script to Screen.” The panel, part of the CRC’s ongoing “Script to Screen” series, highlighted the importance of copyright protection and the 5.5. million workers in the creative industries, which contributes over $1.2 trillion to our nation’s GDP. Reps.

December 19, 2017 In The News

Congress needs to pass a replacement for DACA before it adjourns for this year. Thousands of people are counting on us.

June 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan should denounce the anti-Muslim comments from Congressman Clay Higgins, according to a letter sent today by Rep. Judy Chu. On Sunday, June 4, Congressman Higgins posted on Facebook that “all of at war with Islamic horror” and exhorted his followers to “kill them all.” This despite the fact that the vast majority of victims of terror from ISIS and others are themselves Muslims.

June 6, 2017 In The News

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) recently introduced a bill that would help increase mental health awareness among Asian-Americans and also aim to end the negative stigma associated with the topic. 

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Judy Chu (CA2-27) released the following statement to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins at sundown tonight:

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Today, as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Rep.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the month of May. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement: