2016 CADEM Summer Executive Board Meeting

Join our Caucus at the California Democratic Party 2016 Summer Executive Board Meeting in Long Beach!

2016 CADEM Summer Executive Board Meeting
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Meeting

Saturday, June 18, 2016
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
Featured Presentation:

Countering the Politics of Division: Fighting Islamophobia in California

Partnered with the CADEM Arab American Caucus

Questions, please email cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com.
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Celebrate API Heritage Month at CDP HQ – May 2!

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As we kick off the 2016 Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month in May, please join the API Caucuses of the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the California Young Democrats (CYD) for a reception at the CDP Headquarters in Sacramento on Monday, May 2, at 5:30 PM, honoring Assembly Member David Chiu!

This year, we are counting on you to help grow our Caucus membership, mobilize our Caucus members and activists, and get out the API Democratic vote to win the White House and the critical races here in the Golden State.

We hope to see you on May 2. Please bring a friend or two!

Officers of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
California Democratic Party

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Get Involved with the 2016 Democratic National Convention!

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25-28, 2016 – and you can be part of history this summer in nominating the Democratic candidate for President and Vice President.

California Democrats will have one of the largest, most diverse delegations at the Democratic National Convention.

Here are some ways you or someone you know can participate in the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

Become A Delegate to the Convention

If you would like to become a Delegate representing California to the Democratic National Convention, visit www.cadem.org/philly2016 to learn more about the Convention.

Deadline to file for District-Level Delegate is April 13, 2016, 5 PM.

Deadline to file for At-Large Delegate and Party Leader-Elected Official (PLEO) Delegate is June 9, 2016, 5 PM.

Be An Intern at the Convention Committee

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is looking for enthusiastic, politically-minded future leaders for the 2016 Internship Program. This program is designed to give highly-motivated interns an inside look at how the Convention is put together. Interns will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with DNCC leadership and staff in planning the Convention

The DNCC Internship Program will take place from June 1, 2016, to August 5, 2016. Applications are accepted now through COB on April 15, 2016.

Visit www.demconvention.com/internship for the application and further information regarding the program.

Be A Volunteer at the Convention

The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention needs thousands of volunteers to showcase the best of Philadelphia and ensure that the Democratic National Convention is a success. There will be an array of volunteer opportunities leading up to and during the Convention. From greeting and guiding guests to providing administrative support, volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities and critical to the Host Committee’s efforts.

Visit www.phldnc.com/help-make-history and sign up today.

More Information

Below are some useful links:

California Democratic Party Page on the DNC Convention
2016 Democratic National Convention
Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee
Democratic National Committee

We hope to see you represent California in Philadelphia!

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2016 California Democrats State Convention – San Jose!

Join the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) at the 2016 California Democrats State Convention in San Jose!

2016 California Democrats State Convention
Friday, February 26, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113
Click here to visit the official California Democrats State Convention website

Caucus Meeting at the Convention

The CDP API Caucus Meeting at the Convention will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM at the San Jose Convention Center, Room LL21B. Please check the California Democrats State Convention website for updates.

Click here to download the Caucus Meeting Agenda with Awards Presentation Program, Special Panel Discussion, and Evening Reception information

2016 Trailblazer Awards

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The 2016 Trailblazer Awards will be presented during the Caucus Meeting, honoring
State Assembly Member Warren T. Furutani (ret.)
State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
Strategic Counsel Bill Wong

2016 Rising Star Awards

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The 2016 Rising Star Awards will be presented during the Caucus Meeting, honoring
Ms. Sonya Logman
Hon. Ash Kalra

Click here to view past honorees of the Trailblazer Awards and the Rising Star Awards

Panel Discussion
Countering the Politics of Division: Fighting Islamophobia in California

The Caucus Meeting will feature a special panel discussion addressing the recent developments and rhetoric on Islamophobia this election season

If you would like to join the CDP API Caucus or to renew your Caucus membership prior to the Convention, please click here to visit the Caucus Membership page.

Karaoke Night at the Convention!

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Join Us: Annual Karaoke Night at the Convention!
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10 PM – 1 AM
Hyatt Place
282 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113
See CDP Convention Agenda for Details

Click here to download an invitation

If you have questions, please email us at cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com.

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2016 Trailblazer Award & Rising Star Award Nominations Open

2016 Trailblazer Awards

apiDThe California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) Trailblazer Award honors extraordinary California Democrats for their excellence in leadership and outstanding public service to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and the people of California. In essence, these individuals are trailblazers in expanding political empowerment, civic engagement, and electoral representation for the AAPI community. Their unwavering commitment and dedication to fighting for the AAPI community set the standard for political leadership and service for generations to come.

The Trailblazer Award recipients will be honored at the 2016 CDP State Convention (February 26-28, 2016, San Jose Convention Center) during the CDP API Caucus Meeting. Exact date and time are forthcoming.

Nominations are open. Deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Trailblazer Award is FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Click here to submit nominations for the 2016 Trailblazer Awards.

For any questions, please contact Caucus Chair Clark Lee at cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com.

2016 Rising Star Awards

The California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding emerging leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community whose courage, service, and leadership demonstrate strong commitment to empowering the AAPI community in California.

The CDP API Caucus Rising Star Award recipients will be honored at the 2016 CDP State Convention (February 26-28, 2016, San Jose Convention Center) during the CDP API Caucus Meeting, featuring one female honoree and one male honoree. Exact date and time are forthcoming.

Deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Trailblazer Award is FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Click here to submit nominations for the 2016 Rising Star Awards.

For any questions, please contact Caucus Chair Clark Lee at cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com.

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Call to Action: Ben Chin for Mayor – Lewiston, Maine

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Ben Chin for Mayor – Lewiston, Maine
Click Here to Help Elect Ben Chin

On December 8, 2015, Lewiston, Maine will hold one of the most-watched municipal elections in the country.

Ben Chin, a 30-year-old, third-generation Chinese American, and the Democratic Party’s candidate, is running for Mayor in a hotly contested runoff against a Republican incumbent. His campaign is courageous and inspiring.

Ben won the most votes during the primary on November 3rd. Now, he is facing off against a terrible Republican incumbent who has made national news by telling Somali immigrants to “leave your culture at the door” and threatening to publish the names and addresses of people receiving public assistance. If Ben wins the runoff on December 8th, it will be a major change for Lewiston.

The campaign is all-hands-on-deck getting supporters to vote early before the December 3rd early voting deadline. That’s why Ben needs our help. Please click here to sign up to make calls from home for Ben Chin. (Note: Time frames on the sign-up are Eastern Time)

Ben has gone up against racist attacks that made national news and religious attacks on his Christianity. He’s responded every step of the way with grit and grace, and he’s never backed down from his values.

Ben Chin’s election will help set a new standard for running on progressive values, rising above attacks, and bringing people together in Maine.

Let’s lend a hand (or phone) to help elect the Democratic Party’s choice for Lewiston Mayor in Maine. Let’s help Ben and the Maine Democrats make history.

Every phone call you make and every voter you reach will be the margin of victory. Click here to sign up and help make calls for Ben today.

Click here to visit the Ben Chin for Mayor website.

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Statement on Roanoke Mayor David Bowers’s Comments

California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Chair Clark Lee released the following statement on Roanoke, Virginia Mayor David Bowers’s comments invoking the Japanese internment in World War II in addressing his refusal of Syrian refugee assistance:

On behalf of the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, we strongly condemn Roanoke Mayor David Bowers’s comments on the Japanese internment during World War II.

In a statement, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers invoked the Japanese internment during World War II in his request to “suspend any further Syrian refugee assistance” in Roanoke, Virginia, noting that the “threat of harm to America from Isis now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies” during World War II, which “compelled” the President to “sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.”

The Japanese internment and several other anti-immigrant policies were dark moments in our nation’s history that have had devastating consequences. This type of racially insensitive rhetoric that perpetuates xenophobia, discrimination, and racism has no place in the Democratic Party and has no place in America.

Immigrants are the backbone of America. Diversity is our strength that exists nowhere else on Earth. We must work together with compassion in addressing humanitarian needs and with resolve in securing our common future to protect the fundamental values that we cherish.

We call on Mayor Bowers to issue an immediate apology for his offensive and insensitive comments.

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Endorsements for November 3, 2015 Local Elections – Preliminary Results

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As an official Caucus of the California Democratic Party (CDP), the CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus follows the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party for federal and state races. The CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus follows the official endorsements of local County Democratic Parties in local and municipal races. If you are an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democrat running for office, please see information below on how to seek endorsements.

Federal and State Races: For more information on California Democratic Party endorsements, visit the California Democratic Party website.

Local and Municipal Races: For more information on local County Democratic Party endorsements, click here for a listing of contact information of the local County Democratic Parties in California.

Official Democratic Party Endorsements
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Candidates

We need YOUR help to help elect the officially endorsed AAPI candidates of the Democratic Party in these critical races.

Below is a list of official endorsements issued by the California Democratic Party and local County Democratic Parties featuring AAPI candidates. Please contact the campaigns directly and help them win today!

November 3, 2015 Local Elections Preliminary Results

As of 11/4/2015

CANDIDATES (*Incumbent)

Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Mt. San Antonio Community College District
Area 5 – Jay Chen – WON

Garvey School District
Henry Lo* – WON

Riverside County Democratic Party

Riverside Unified School District
I. Angelov Farooq – WON

San Bernardino County Democratic Party

San Bernardino City Unified School District
Kaiser Ahmed – LOST

San Francisco Democratic Party

San Francisco Mayor
Ed Lee* – WON

San Mateo County Democratic Party

Cities

Belmont City Council
Doug Kim – WON

Burlingame City Council 
Nirmala Bandrapalli – LOST

Foster City Council 
Sam Hindi – WON

Millbrae City Council 
Wayne Lee* – WON

School Districts

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
Huan Phan – WON

Jefferson Elementary School District (2-Year Term)
Clayton Koo – WON

San Mateo-Foster City School District
Audrey Ng* – WON

**If we have missed any Democratic Party-endorsed AAPI candidates, please let us know by emailing cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com.

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Call to Action: November 2015 Local Election Mobilizations

Please join us for campaign mobilizations to help elect Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democrats in the November 3, 2015 local elections – we need your help to win these critical races in our neighborhoods!

Please see below on how you can join us for our campaign mobilizations in Northern California and in Southern California.

Additionally, please visit our Endorsements Page to see the Democratic Party-endorsed AAPI local candidates in the November 2015 elections.

ONLINE PHONEBANKING – NORTHERN CA
Now Through November 3, 2015
Nirmala Bandrapalli for Burlingame City Council

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Click Here to Access Phone List & Begin Calling
Click Here to View Phone Script
Click Here to View Candidate Issue Sheet

Contact: aref.aziz9@gmail.com

GOTV WALK MOBILIZATION – SOUTHERN CA
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Henry Lo for Garvey School District (Re-Election)

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 – 10:00 AM
417 E. Mooney Dr. Unit D
Monterey Park, CA 91755

RSVP: cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com

GOTV WALK MOBILIZATION – SOUTHERN CA
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Jay Chen for Mt. San Antonio Community College District

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 10:00 AM
16367 Colegio Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

RSVP: cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com

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Countdown to 2016: A Summit for Democratic Activists and Club Members – Sunday, October 25, 2015

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The California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus is proud to partner with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and the California Faculty Association in presenting “Countdown to 2016: A Summit for Democratic Activists and Club Members” on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at California State University, Los Angeles.

Join with Democratic activists and club leaders to:

  • Get the training needed to win in 2016 and beyond, with special briefings on elections, voting systems, voter data and campaigns for President, Congress, State Legislature, and Ballot Measures
  • Improve your campaign, organizing, and communication skills
  • Learn how to build and manage your organization

Click here to access the Summit agenda and workshop programming.

No charge to attend the summit. Lunch will be provided. Voluntary donations of $10 to $20 per attendee will be requested to help underwrite the cost of the event and lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by clicking here.

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles
The Golden Eagle Building – Third Floor Ballroom
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parking: $6 all-day parking is available in Parking Structure C
Please contact us for disabled access or reduced distance parking arrangement.

Click here for CSU Los Angeles campus map

Click here to RSVP
Venue is accessible
Questions, please contact summit@lacdp.org or 213-379-9287

After the summit, join us from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM for a social hour.

At 6:00 PM there will be an optional dinner, at a cost of $40, featuring a participative discussion on important policy issues. Dinner reservations are likely to sell out, so reserve your spot today.

 

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