Mae Lee is currently the Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (New York), a community-based organization in Chinatown/Lower East Side. She has been working in the Chinatown community for more than 20 years on issues of immigration, environmental health, youth, housing, and voting/civic participation. For the past two years, she helped lead the Chinatown Working Group's efforts to develop guiding principles and partial action plans related to the neighborhood's immigrant community. She is also a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, an advocacy organization of more than 250 immigrant rights groups.
In 1983 Mae Lee was a graduate student in Engineering at City College of New York and on the steering committee of the ECASU, Mid-Atlantic.
"A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond"
Unity, January 28 1991, issued a statement "A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond" on pages 4 to 6.
Those listed as supporters of the call included Mae Lee, Chinese Progressive Association (New York). .
Roundtable on the current proposals for immigration reform
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a new statewide campaign endorsed by labor, faith, grassroots and immigrant leaders and organizations from across the state, will host a roundtable on the current proposals for reform. Leading immigrant rights advocates, policy experts and directly affected individuals will discuss reforms being considered by Congress and the President and will outline the measures that must be included in any meaningful comprehensive immigration reform bill.
- What: Briefing for Members of the Media regarding Senate and White House Immigration Reform Proposals
- When: Wednesday, February 20, 11:30 AM (2017?
- Where: 32BJ SEIU, 25 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, 5th Floor
- Lucy Tzunun, Make the Road New York
- Shirley Aldebol, 32BJ SEIU
- Juan Cartagena, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
- Chung-Wha Hong, Moderator; New York Immigration Coalition
- Angie Kim, MinKwon Center for Community Action
- Mae Lee, Chinese Progressive Association (New York)
- Michael Mandel, New York Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Rachel B. Tiven, Esq., Immigration Equality
- Valeria Treves, New Immigrant Community Empowerment
- Pat Young, New York State Immigrant Action Fund, CARECEN
Rally for DACA
New York City: October 5, 2017, the Asian American Federation held a rally at Trump Tower with our member agencies and leading immigrant advocacy groups to speak out in support of Asian American Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, who are being impacted by the dissolution of the DACA program under the Trump administration. Twenty-three organizations and nearly 200 New Yorkers, including Congresswoman Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation, Grace Meng, Council Member Margaret Chin, Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Comptroller Scott Stringer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Mayor Bill de Blasio Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Assemblyman Ron Kim, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Member Daniel Dromm, Council Member Rory Lancman, Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Margaret Fung, executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Christopher Kui, executive director of Asian Americans for Equality, Annetta Seecharran, executive director of Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Mae Lee, executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association (New York), Wayne Ho, executive director of the Chinese-American Planning Council, Kavita Mehra, executive director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, Robina Niaz, executive director of Turning Point for Women and Families, joined hands with the Federation to defend the future of our DREAMers.
Rally Co-Sponsors: Adhikaar, Alliance of South Asian American Labor, Arab American Association of New York, Asian American Arts Alliance, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Americans for Equality, Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Chinese-American Planning Council, Chinese Progressive Association (New York), Council of People’s Organization, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Japanese American Association of New York, Japanese American Social Services, Inc., Korean American Family Service Center, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, MinKwon Center for Community Action, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, New York Immigration Coalition, OCA-NY, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Turning Point for Women and Families, University Settlement.
- [http://aafederation.org/press/pressrelease.asp?prid=366&y=2017Asian American Federation, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/6/2017 CONTACT: Jo-Ann Yoo, Asian Americans Rally in Support of DACA and TPS]