Meet York Kue Chan. He was the 58th President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) in NYC where he served the 2004 – 2006 term.
Mr. Chan was the first president of CCBA who accepted an invitation from the China and Taiwan government for an official visit. The trip’s purpose was to mend the relationship between China and Taiwan. Additionally, in 2004, he created the Chinese American Voters Federation to encourage the Chinese-American population to vote. That year, voting rates increased by 20% and everyone started to pay attention to voters of Chinese descent. During the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Mr. Chan and CCBA collaborated with Sing Tao Daily newspaper and raised more than 1.2 million for relief funds.
Mr. Chan, we salute you. #ChinatownHistory.