Our Mission

To inspire, engage, and empower Asian and Pacific Islanders through education, leadership and active participation in civic and public affairs.

History

CC and Regina Yin, together with like-minded civic leaders founded the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) in 2001 to empower the API community. The founders of APAPA were responding to an alarming lack of API representation at all levels of government in California and throughout the United States.

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Accomplishments

Since its founding, APAPA has achieved a local and national presence with close to 20,000 members and 21 chapters in California, Nevada, Washington D.C., New York, Florida, Massachusetts and Texas. APAPA has provided hundreds of scholarships and internships throughout the country at the local, state and national levels, registered and educated thousands of API voters, and hosted regular town hall meetings, forums and media programs around the country. Together with many other organizations and individuals, APAPA has helped increase the numbers of API leaders in elected and appointed California government by three times.

Diamond

$1,000

  • Polo shirt

  • Lapel pin

  • Water bottle

  • Free admission to 3 events per year

  • Exclusive reception with CC Yin and National Leadership

  • Preferred seating at APAPA events

Gold

$500

  • Polo shirt

  • Lapel pin

  • Water bottle

  • Free admission to 2 events per year

Silver

$250

  • Polo shirt

  • Lapel pin

  • Free admission to 1 event per year

Diamond

$100/year

  • Lapel pin

  • Free admission to 
3 local chapter events

Gold

$50/year

  • Lapel pin

  • Free admission to 
2 local chapter events

Silver

$25/year

  • Lapel pin

  • Free admission to 
1 local chapter events

Student

$10/year

  • Lapel pin

  • Free admission to 
1 local chapter events

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