APIA Representation Matters

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) joins Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPIs), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and many other APIA organizations to urge President-elect Joe Biden to honor his promise in assembling a diverse Cabinet and administration that truly reflects the race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, […]

APAPA Condemns the Senseless Acts of Violence at the U.S. Capitol

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) released the following statement on the violence that descended on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, when an unruly mob raided and ransacked the sacred halls of our democracy in a violent protest of a “rigged election,” as purported by President Trump […]

APAPA Mourns the Loss of Sacramento’s Asian Pacific Political Trailblazer Georgette Imura

Georgette Imura, a longtime friend and supporter of APAPA, passed away on Dec. 17th leaving a 45-year legacy of championing the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander Americans and fighting civil rights issues on behalf of all communities being targeted by hate crimes. Georgette’s political career started in the State Legislature in the 70’s […]

Asian Pacific Islander American for California Attorney General

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) strongly encourages the California Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint an Asian American to serve as the Attorney General of California.  There are many eminently qualified Asian Pacific Islander American members serving in the State Legislature and in Congress who are exemplary candidates to serve […]

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Update:January 14, 2021: Sacramento, CA – California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced that Round 1 for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has closed.  With more than 300,000 applications successfully completed, application approval notifications will be sent out Friday, January […]