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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

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin, Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Representative Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), held a roundtable

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced the Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act, which would curb mental health stigma in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 364-62 to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06). The bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 94-1 in April, will help to address the alarming surge in anti-Asian violence that has occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by improving hate crime tracking and reporting and providing resources to victims of hate crimes.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Biden gave an address to a joint session of Congress detailing his plans to end the coronavirus pandemic, rebuild our economy, improve our immigration system, and more. During the speech, the President also addressed what his Administration is doing to help combat anti-Asian hate crimes, including the President’s support for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act introduced by Rep. Grace Meng and Sen. Mazie Hirono which includes the text of the NO HATE Act introduced by Rep. Judy Chu.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 94-1 to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06). The bill will help to address the alarming surge in anti-Asian violence that has occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by improving hate crime tracking and reporting and providing additional resources to state and local law enforcement.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement to welcome the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 12, 2021 and marks the Year of the Ox:

 

February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden nominated Julie Su to be the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who had supported her nomination, issued the following statement:  

January 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and applauded President Biden’s immediate action to repeal the Muslim ban on his first day in office. Chu and Coons issued the following statement:

December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), reiterated to President-elect Biden that there must be an AAPI at the Cabinet Secretary-level, as there has been for over 20 years. Rep. Chu issued the following statement: