22. October 2012 10:16
In case you haven't shared it with your community, now is a great time to share the Secretary of State's online voter registration application at www.registertovote.ca.gov. Eligible voters can register online until midnight on October 22 to vote in the November 6 General Election! Share the link on Facebook, Twitter, and email!
You may also want to share the Secretary of State's New Voter Pages. With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the Secretary of State provides this New Voter page, plus election-related materials and voter hotline assistance, in nine additional languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. It's not too late to add a button to your website, letting your visitors access all the info with one click. Remember, many people don't register or vote unless someone reminds them to.
Thank you for helping Secretary Bowen to get the word out.
For questions, please contact:
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Voter Outreach and Legislative Affairs
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen
5. June 2012 11:18
For immediate release Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Vote Today: June 5 is Primary Election Day
Sacramento, CA - Today is Primary Election day in Sacramento County and throughout the state. The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association encourages all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in California to do their civic duty and vote in today's Primary Election.
The Primary Election on June 5, 2012 will determine each party's nomination of candidates for President, United States Senate and Representative to Congress, California State Senate and Representative, and positions in County offices. Candidates elected in the Primary Election will appear on the ballot for the General Election in November. In addition to casting votes for candidates in the Primary Election, voters will be asked to decide on two major ballot measures.
Please take a moment out of your day to cast your ballot for the Primary Election and encourage others to get to the polls and vote.
Find your polling place:
Official Voter Information Guide:
APAPA is a non-profit, non-partisan and grassroots organization. Its mission is to promote the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through education, active participation, and leadership in civic and public affairs.
Vote Today - June 5 is Primary Election Day.pdf (80.44 kb)
14. April 2012 19:05
On April 12, 2012, APAPA-BAC hosted a successful town hall meeting in Oakland featuring the candidates of California Assembly District 18.
All three candidates running for State Assembly District 18 -- Mr. Rob Bonta, Mr. Abel Gullen, and Mr. Joel Young --were present to advocate their candidacy.
After dinner, the candidates debated. The debate focused on the state budget, education, taxation, public employee's pension and each candidate's expertise as well as their qualifications to represent the district.
The meeting was also sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Association, the Chinese American Political Association and the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay. Many leaders of the Filipino community attended the event.
About 85 community members from District 8 attended the meeting at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior where the event was held. Community members left the meeting with a better understanding of each candidate and where each stands on important issues in the district.