Alex T. Tom (he/him)

Senior Advisor

After having served 15 years as the Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in San Francisco, California, Alex is now the Senior Advisor of CPA. With nearly 20 years of experience organizing for social and economic justice, Alex has played a leadership role in building CPA’s service, organizing, and civic engagement programs. Previously, Alex served as the Campaign Coordinator where he built CPA’s Tenant and Worker Center, and organized worker campaigns, winning millions of dollars in back wages. Alex has also played a key role in local, state, and national movement building, from co-founding San Francisco Rising, a grassroots multiracial electoral alliance, to serving as the Co-Chair of AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund, a new statewide initiative to build grassroots civic engagement infrastructure.

Alex is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Common Counsel Foundation and Board of Directors of The Praxis Project.