Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political and civic empowerment of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter outreach, education, and training as well as leadership development.
Founded in 1993, CAUSE is comprised of committed professional, business, community and political leaders, and has established itself as a unique nonpartisan APA organization dedicated solely to APA civic and political participation. Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, CAUSE’s influence reaches throughout Southern California.
We want our community to vote.
By making sure the community has a reliable means to register to vote in culturally relevant ways, we elevate the voices and needs of our community.
We want our community to participate.
We’re making sure that our community is informed and educated about the matters and issues affecting them.
We want our community to lead.
We’re developing the next generation of political and civic leaders. CAUSE’s work ensures young people have the tools they need to lead our democracy for generations to come.
The Leadership Pipeline
We cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.
Our leadership development programs ensure we have leaders for the APA community by offering opportunities for them to develop the connections, skills, and knowledge to support their rise to the top of the civic and political arena.