The Chinese American Voters Education Committee (CAVEC) is a non-profit, non- partisan citizen education organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's goal is to help the large population of Asian immigrants in that area to become active participants in the civic life of the area.
CAVEC was founded in 1976 and became a non-profit public benefit corporation in 1978. Though a relatively small community at the time, CAVEC's founders foresaw the future importance of the Asian American community in the fabric of San Francisco's civic life. Through community dialogue, bilingual citizen guides and public education campaigns, leadership programs, and grass-roots organizing, CAVEC has fostered the public consciousness of San Francisco's immigrant Asian American community.
Several specific areas of concern for Bay Area Asian Americans are being addressed by CAVEC. Improvements in foreign-language news media accountability and coverage of issues of civic importance as well as education of new citizen voters are all key objectives of CAVEC's programs. These programs will become increasingly important as the Bay Area's Asian American community continues to grow in size and influence.