City: Portland

Led by: Asian/Pacific Islander


COFA Alliance National Network (CANN) is working for social and economic justice for all Compact of Free Association (COFA) residents in Oregon and beyond. Due to a unique relationship with the US, COFA members cannot attain basic social services like Medicaid or SNAP. CANN's work ensures that COFA communities are counted, heard, and included in policy making and public discourse. Additionally, they focus on educating the public about the issues facing COFA residents. COFA communities include immigrants and residents from the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.