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APAPA Receives a Clean Audit

By C.C Yin  As the founder of the Asian Pacific Islanders American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), I strongly invested in the future of this organization, and I am very grateful for the

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Voter FAQ

When is the election?Election Day in California is September 14, 2021. Can you explain the ballot?There are two questions on the ballot. The first is whether to recall Gov. Newsom, and the

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APAPA Highlights May – July 2021

Davis Chapter The APAPA Davis Chapter board members spoke at Yolo County’s American Rescue Plan Hearing regarding the need to address COVID-19 racist attacks on AAPI families and small businesses.  They advocated

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Stop AAPI Hate Report

Sacramento, CA – A national coalition addressing anti-Asian racism released a new report today (May 6, 2021) on the thousands of hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past

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Yen Marshall to Retire From APAPA

Sacramento, CA – Yen Marshall, APAPA National Executive Director, has announced that she will retire from her position at the end of April 2021. Starting on May 1, 2021, she will serve

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sacramento, CA – It is during this time of anguish and despair that Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) would like to remind all Americans to reflect on Martin Luther

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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

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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

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Urging Biden to Appoint More AAPI

Sacramento, CA – The APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association) organization joins other AAPI organizations and members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) in expressing our growing concern

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In Memory of Dr. David Park

APAPA is greatly saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. David Park on December 19, 2020. Dr. Park was the Founder of South Baylo University. Established in 1977 in Los Angeles

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APAPA’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Previous Next Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year, we are especially thankful for our leaders and supporters who have never stopped believing in our mission of empowering, inspiring, and engaging the API community

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Rep. Grace Meng’s H.Res.908

APAPA is grateful for Representative Grace Meng’s leadership in introducing #HRes908, a resolution that condemns all forms of anti-Asian bigotry related to COVID-19. Rep. Grace Meng’s #HRes908 is a step in the

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APAPA Congratulates Senator Kamala Harris

Sacramento, CA – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Presumptive Presidential Candidate Joe Biden announced that he selected U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential Candidate. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked [Kamala

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AB 979 Support Letter

Assembly Bill 979 (Holden) – Corporations: board of directors: underrepresented communities– SUPPORT Dear Chairman Bradford, We, the undersigned API community organizations, are pleased to support Assembly Bill 979 which amends the Corporations

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A Pledge to Fight Hate Crimes Together

In recent months, social media has been filled with malicious allegations and misinformation against Chinese people over fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. On February 25, 2020, more than 70 Jewish organizations from

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APIA to Be Included in Assembly Bill 979

Sacramento, CA – When California State Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) first introduced Assembly Bill 979 (AB 979), which would require companies whose principal executive offices are located in California, to impose strict

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Building Solidarity for Racial Justice

As 2020 has laid bare the extensive cracks in our societal foundation, the need for structural change comes into focus more than ever. Racial injustice and anti-Blackness in particular is grounded in

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Leaders Have to Develop Their Skills

I believe that leadership is derived from passion, and commitment from leaders leads to success. A personal trait and background that propels leaders to success is passion for a cause or issue

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Breaking Out of Our Complacency

Asian Americans are often touted as the “Model Minority.” According to popular beliefs, we are the fastest growing, best-educated, most prosperous and successful ethnic group in the U.S. We also look after

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5th Annual APAPA National Leadership Retreat

For the past five years, APAPA has been highlighting and celebrating the hard work, passion and commitment of their leaders. This year, the “Ignite Leadership,” celebration was held at the beautiful Yin Ranch over a warm, autumn weekend in September.

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API Women's Leadership Conference

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It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’