Mabel Teng

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Mabel Teng

Template:TOCnestleft Mabel Teng is a Trainer at Alliance for Community Service San Francisco Bay Area. Teng grew up in Hong Kong, finished high school in Ann Arbor, Mich., and went to college in Boston.


Mabel Teng helped found the Chinese Progressive Association (Boston), and was later co-chair of the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco).[1]

Host Committee

The Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco) Celebrates 45 years of Resilience and Resistance.

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco) will celebrate our 45th anniversary with the theme, “Harnessing the Strength of a Thousand Rivers.

Host committee members were:

Fahd Ahmed, Alysabeth Alexander, Mike Casey, Myra Chow,Cathy Dang, Antonio Diaz, Supervisor Sandy Lee Fewer, Norman Fong, Conny Ford, Alicia Garza,George Goehl, Rudy Gonzales, Corinna Gould, Sherry Hirota, Dana Kawaoka-Chen, Helen Kim, Supervisor Jane Kim, Aarti Kohli, Laura Livoti, Gordon Mar, Xavier Morales, Vanessa Moses, Tim Paulson, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Ai-jen Poo, and Mu Ping Poo, Supervisor Hillary Ronen, Saket Soni, Sarath Suong, Mabel Teng, Shiree Teng, Supervisor Norman Yee, Haeyoung Yoon, Miya Yoshitani, Anand Singh.[2]

San Francisco

Mabel Teng, arrived in San Francisco in 1978, after the I-Hotel Campaign, was involved with Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco) Housing Justice Campaign.[3]


According to Mabel Teng;

In the early '70s, the People's Republic of China (PRC) inspired the world as a leading third world country struggling for self determination. To us, support for China meant self-respect and pride. CPA worked with pro-China organizations in Chinatown and the U.S.-China People's Friendship Association in celebrating October 1, China's national day, and film showings to promote education and friendship. When the two countries normalized diplomatic rela tions on January 1, 1979, thousands rejoiced in Ports mouth Square.[4]

Justice for Vincent Chin Coalition

Mabel Teng spent nearly a decade in the Justice for Vincent Chin Coalition, where she learned to lobby and ultimately decided to run for political office.[5]



Ex- member of the S.F. Board of Supervisors, Mabel Teng, ex-cadre in League of Revolutionary Struggle.[6]

East Wind

In 1989 Advisors to the League of Revolutionary Struggle Asian journal East Wind included:

SAN FRANCISCO : Mars Estrada, poet, founding member of PILAC (Philippine Arts in the Community, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, singer/songwriter; Bill Sato, professor of history, Peralta College District and Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee; Pam Tau, business agent, Local 2, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union and Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco); Mabel Teng, co-chair of Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco).

Jackson campaign

In 1986 Mabel Teng was co-chair San Francisco Rainbow Coalition, Asian-Pacific Caucus of the Democratic Party.[7]

In 1988 Mabel Teng was California state co-chair of the Jesse Jackson campaign.

She was the highest vote getter among the 5th Congressional District Jackson delegates in 1984 and 1988. She introduced Jackson at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, and again North Carolina when he announced the start of his 1984 campaign.[8]

Spring Action' 89


With Maxine Waters, Mabel Teng, Betty Parent, Art Torres, Dolores Huerta.

Endorsed Communist Party fund raiser

Peoples Weekly World, September 11, 1999

In September 1999, Mabel Teng, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, co-sponsored a Communist Party USA fund raising event in Berkeley. Rep. Lynn Woolsey co-sponsored the same event.[9]


In 1994 Mabel Teng was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and served two terms. She was the assessor-recorder from 2000 to 2005.



  1. [The Asian American Movement By William Wei page 263]
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  6. ['s "Revolution in the Air" Michael Pugliese debsian at Tue May 7 10:23:08 PDT 2002 ]
  7. [ The Stanford Daily, Volume 189, Issue 22, 26 February 1986]
  8. [The Asian American Movement By William Wei page 255]
  9. Peoples Weekly World, September 11, 1999