5. March 2014 12:21
APAPA will host session 2 of its educational town halls regarding SCA 5 on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:00-8:30pm at APAPA's National Headquarters in Sacramento. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the real facts about the intent of SCA 5 language and hear the pros and cons of SCA 5 from academic experts, legislators, educators, advocates and opponents.
For more information, please contact APAPA's Headquarters at 916-928-9988 x 100 or by email at email@example.com.
19. February 2014 10:57
APAPA's San Diego Chapter is taking a great interest in the city council district 6 race. The last API to serve on the city council was Tom Hom back in 1960. So far, 6 of the 7 running candidates are of API descent. District 6 has an API population of more than 30 percent. Thanks to Ron's leadership, APAPA will focus its efforts on holding town halls to educate voters and help mobilize API voters to the polls.
To read more on the interview: http://www.10news.com/news/new-district-lines-change-landscape-in-city-council-district-6-election-02142014
12. February 2014 14:45
Hayward Neighborhood Alert & APAPA-East Bay (Hayward) to host the Hayward Candidate Debates and 15th Congressional Candidates Debates on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hayward City Hall. This is a free, non-partisan event in a neutral, unbiased setting. Attendees must refrain from wearing attire or bringing/displaying campaign materials favoring any candidate in the Council Chambers. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joel Wong at 510-538-2791.
3. February 2014 16:42
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is currently accepting applications for their third annual PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship program. For more information and how to apply, please visit www.pge.com/brightminds
30. January 2014 11:32
California State University, Sacramento's Center for California Studies sponsors the Capital Fellows Programs for college grads to receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 to work for 10-11 months as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office. Apply online today by visiting www.csus.edu/calst/programs. For more information, please call (916) 278-6906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
23. January 2014 14:01
Scholarship and internship applications are available for download for Florida students. Application deadline: February 28, 2014. For more information, please contact Andrew Jeng at email@example.com.
Florida Scholarship Application
Florida Internship Application
10. January 2014 17:52
The APAPA Bay Area Youth Leadership Program will host the Assembly District 17 Town Hall Debate on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6-7:30pm at Koret Auditorium in San Francisco. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Patricia Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-759-2488.
Download PDF: http://www.apapa.org/bac/pdf/bac_townhall_05-21-2014.pdf
7. January 2014 16:40
Please see the article below courtesy of AsianWeek and Sleeping Giant.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Hispanics were considered the "sleeping giant" in California politics because of their growing numbers. Now Asian Americans are at a point where Hispanics were about two decades ago, according to an analysis conducted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UC Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Initiative.
Read More: Asian Americans Called the New ‘Sleeping Giant’ in California Politics
18. December 2013 12:49
Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan, along with Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby, Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen and Sacramento City School Board Member Jay Hansen will host a town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, December 19th at 6pm at City Hall to provide information about healthcare reform in California.
For more information about the event, please contact Mikey Hothi at 916-262-0999 or email@example.com.
12. December 2013 20:09
REP. MIKE HONDA STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF MICHELLE LEE AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF U.S. PATENT OFFICE
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) made the following statement upon today's appointment of Michelle Lee to be Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):
"I applaud President Obama's appointment of Michelle Lee, and I extend my heartiest congratulations to her. I was pleased to support Ms. Lee as she was being considered for this position. She has been actively involved in patent reform discussions for close to a decade, and as the first director of the Silicon Valley office, she was an instrumental ally in our efforts to open it and – in the face of budget sequestration – find a creative solution to keep it here permanently.
Ms. Lee's expertise in the field is unmatched. She is highly regarded by her colleagues, and will bring fresh perspectives from both Silicon Valley and the AAPI community. I look forward to working with her in this new capacity to bolster American innovation as well as grow the Silicon Valley office."
Ms. Lee has served as director of the Silicon Valley USPTO branch for the past year. The Department of Commerce announced last month that the office would be moving into donated space in San Jose City Hall, a project that underwent several delays as a result of sequester-imposed budget reductions.
3. December 2013 13:21
Please join us in congratulating Andrew Ly and his family. Andrew’s success story came to the attention of President Obama after the White House asked USPan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) for recommendation of a successful Asian American business whose inspiring immigrant story could be shared to a wider audience.
In a speech on immigration reform delivered on November 25 in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, President Barack Obama singled out USPAACC Member Andrew Ly’s remarkable success story – from refugee to Founder, President and CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery – in a crowd assembled at the Betty Ong Recreation Center that included U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Asian American Congressional Representatives Judy Chu and Mike Honda, former mayor and current California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, members of the Board of Supervisors, and heads of city agencies. The address was televised live nationwide.
Named “Most Admired CEO in the Bay Area” in 2007 by San Francisco Business Times, Andrew Ly and his award winning Sugar Bowl Bakery is recognized by the community as one of the leading businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fairytale success of Sugar Bowl Bakery Business comes not only from Ly’s dedication, but with the strong support system of his family who has been there every step of the way.
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) honored Mr. Ly in October 2011 with its Immigrant Heritage Award, which is given to individuals and organizations who exemplify the courage and perseverance of immigrants and the valuable contributions that they make to our nation.
Andrew Ly is one of the founding members and a long time supporter of APAPA. His generosity includes providing office space for APAPA’s Bay Area Chapter, baked goods for APAPA events and fundraisers. In 2009, Andrew was the recipient of the APAPA Community Service Award for his contributions in the API community and in 2012 the first San Francisco Internship class presented Andrew with the Civic Service Award.
To read the President’s speech, go to: www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/
To read more about Andrew’s family bakery business, go to: www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/
29. November 2013 11:26
APAPA-CEF 2014 Internship & Scholarship program applications are now available on our website at www.apapa.org. All college students in good academic standing are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Lucy Oback at 916-928-9988 ext. 102 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for both programs is February 11, 2014.
More information about this exciting annual program can be found here: www.apapa.org/news/scholarship.aspx
Scholarship Application: www.apapa.org/pdf/2014/2014_schol_app.pdf
Internship Application: www.apapa.org/pdf/2014/2014_intern_app.pdf
13. November 2013 14:46
Please see the press release below courtesy of AAJC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013
Contact: Kimberly Goulart, 202-499-7027 x. 103, email@example.com
WASHINGTON - Mee Moua, executive director and president for Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC, was chosen as one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Most Powerful Women". The list, compiled by Washingtonian's editors, recognizes the most influential women in the government, public and private sectors.
"Mee's dynamic leadership has been transformative for the Asian American community," said Paul Lee, chair of the Advancing Justice AAJC Board of Directors. "Like the many impressive women on this list, Mee has blazed a trail for future women leaders, and it is clear that she will leave a lasting impact on all those who have had the opportunity to work alongside her and experience the power of her voice speaking on behalf of those whose voices would otherwise not be heard."
Read more at www.advancingjustice-aajc.org.
5. November 2013 14:56
Congratulations to Jean Shiomoto, Director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles
APAPA applauds Governor Brown on his appointment of Jean Shiomoto as the Director of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, one of the largest departments in California. Ms. Shiomoto has been an active community leader in Sacramento with the Asian Pacific State Employees Association and the Asian Community Center Board of Directors for many years. Her remarkable career achievement is a tribute to all the Asian Pacific Islander Americans who are a part of the State's civil service system.
Read more of the press release at gov.ca.gov.
1. November 2013 15:04
The office of Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. seeks outgoing and responsible individuals for a temporary constituent outreach position in Sacramento County. Please click here for more information.
1. November 2013 13:57
APAPA Responds to Jimmy Kimmel "Kids Table" Segment and Urges All to Sign Petition
Read more: click here
30. October 2013 15:35
Please click here to read the press release courtesy of OCA National.
18. October 2013 10:31
APAPA's Greater Sacramento Chapter will be having its Sacramento Community Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Central Station Community Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Download PDF Flyer: http://apapa.org/pdf/2013/2013-11_sac_townhall_flyer.pdf
For more information, please contact APAPA's National Headquarters at (916) 928-9988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. October 2013 17:02
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) is currently seeking spring interns. Applications are due October 15th.
For more information, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internships.