The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) envisions a State where all Minnesotans, regardless of background, are actively engaged and can achieve prosperity. Towards this vision, we built a network of almost 500 leaders whose mission is to harness our power to advance equity by connecting, learning, and acting together to improve lives.
We believe our democracy thrives when all communities are visible, included, and fully engaged in key systemic decisions that impact their lives. We embrace our diversity and believe we can work together, moving beyond ethnic, generational, and sector silos, to build a more prosperous future.
Why CAAL now?
Asian American leaders formed CAAL in 2013 after a series of conversations about the state of the community. It was our assessment that there was not another effort that intentionally brought emerging and experienced leaders from different sectors, age groups, and various ethnic communities together. CAAL was created as a vehicle to organize us towards creating shared agendas that can be collectively advanced, as well as to be a network of support for leaders who want to use their experience, assets, and skills to ensure equity is achieved for all.