On Sunday, September 30th, the 17th Annual California Voters & Candidates Forum was held at California State University, Sacramento hosted by Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), in partnership with 20+ local and statewide community organizations.

Candidates running for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Controller, State Treasurer and the US House California District 7 showed up and spoke to our community about topics and issues occurring today. We were welcomed with a speech from Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg and honored to have Senator Dr. Richard Pan as the Keynote Speaker. Assemblymember Phil Ting was awarded Legislator of the Year, and by the end of the forum, the crowd was surprised with a phenomenal, uplifting performance by Jon Harris and The Voices Choir.

Thank you to all of our partner organizations: AALES, American G.I. Forum, Asian Resources Inc., BAPAC Sacramento, CAAPS, Café de California, CAIR-SV, California Chinese Engineers Association, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Camellia Lions Club, CAPITAL, Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chang Cheng Chinese School, China National Day Foundation, Chinese American Association of Solano County, Chinese American Council of Sacramento, Community Resource Project, Elk Grove Chinese Association, Greater Sacramento Urban League, Hispanics in Energy, Hmong Health Alliance at Sac State, Indian Association of Sacramento, Invictus Foundation, La Cooperativa Campesina de California, Latin Business Association, Latino Caucus, Latino Leadership & Policy Forum, Latino Physicians of California, LCHC, League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, Mexican American Concilio, My Sister’s House, NAACP-Sacramento Branch, NAHP, National Energy Marketers Association, New Americans Museum San Diego, OCA Sacramento, OFA Sacramento Chapter, Republicans of River City, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Chinese Sportsman’s Club, Sacramento County Young Democrats, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Latino Community Roundtable, SCIFA, TAHOW, TELACU, TOFA of Sacramento Inc., Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, US-China Railroad Friendship Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Woman Veterans Alliance of Sacramento.

And thank you to all of our volunteers, board members, and elected officials for making this great event a huge success!


Watch our recap video here!


It’s a HUGE election year and YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

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To our sponsors who made it all possible ~

Leadership Sponsors:
Chinese American Council of Sacramento (CACS)
CACS Foundation
Elizabeth Tsai
Ken Cooley
Paul and Jane Yin

Unity Sponsors:
Wilma Chan

Grant Fong
Mariko Yamada
Republicans of River City – Carl Burton
Roberta T. Quan
Save Mart Supermarkets
Sector Strategies Inc.
Thanksgiving Feast 4 Sacramento Children (TF4SC)
US-China Railroad Friendship Association (UCRFA)

Media Sponsors:
Access Sacramento, Crossings TV, Ding Ding TV, KCRA 3, 97.5 KDEE, KFBK News Radio, Latino Journal, Pakistan Times, Russian American Media, Inc., The Sacramento Observer, Sing Tao Daily, Univision, World Journal.