Cathy Dang, the Executive Director of CAAAV
Organizing Asian Communities, said, Marolda tenants organized for months to fight for accountability of their landlord and made this lawsuit possible.
CAAAV Statement to Asian and Asian American Communities on the Murder of Akai Gurley by NYPD Officer Peter Liang, CAAAV: ORGANIZING Asian COMMUNITIES, 2015, http://caaav.
See also Beyersdorf, Mark Ro Beyersdorf, Press Release: 50+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Groups Release Open Letter Supporting Justice for Akai Gurley and the Indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang, CAAAV : Organizing Asian Communities, Apr.
CAAAV estimates that about 20% of about 5,000 immigrant domestic workers currently in New York are from these Asian countries.
On behalf of these women who suffer a linguistic handicap of not knowing their rights, CAAAV has written a contract -- detailing duties, limiting hours of work, listing holidays, weeks of paid vacation and providing for sick leave and health care.