Dear Fellow Democrats:
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda has brought devastating damages to the people of the Philippines.
The Filipino American Democratic Caucus of the California Democratic Party (FADC-CDP) and the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) urge you to lend a helping hand and take action in assisting with disaster relief efforts.
During the California Democratic Party Executive Board Meeting this weekend, both Caucuses will be collecting donations toward this effort, in supporting the Philippine Aid Network during our respective Caucus Meetings on Saturday, November 23. Please click here to see updated CDP E-Board Agenda for details on Caucus Meeting schedules or get an updated agenda on-site.
Additionally, we hope you can join us at the Philippine Aid Network Benefit Concert following our Caucus Meetings on Saturday, November 23, 2013, 6 PM – 9 PM, at the City View at Metreon, Yerba Buena Gardens, 135 Fourth Street in San Francisco. For more information, please see below or visit www.philippineaidnetwork.com. You can click here to download a flyer/letter.
If you will not be at the CDP E-Board Meeting this weekend, please see the information below on how to help.
Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
California Democratic Party
Chair, Filipino American Democratic Caucus
California Democratic Party
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda has brought devastating damages to the people of Philippines.
Just today, Assembly Member Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American elected to the State Legislature, together with Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, held a press conference on disaster relief in the Philippines and how you can help.
The California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus urges you to lend a helping hand and take action in assisting with disaster relief efforts.
We will bring you updated information on how you can help as more opportunities become available. Please visit one of the links below now:
American Red Cross
Assembly Democratic Caucus Typhoon Disaster Relief Page
Doctors Without Borders
Feed the Hungry
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Save the Children
Senator Ted Lieu Philippine Typhoon Info Page
US Filipino Relief & Recovery Efforts (Facebook)
For more information, please contact Melissa Ramoso, CDP API Caucus Southern Vice Chair and CDP Filipino American Democratic Caucus Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) at the 2013 California Democratic Party Executive Board Winter Meeting in Millbrae!
2013 California Democratic Party Executive Board Meeting
Friday, November 22, 2013 – Sunday, November 24, 2013
The Westin Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Hwy
Millbrae, CA 94030
Click here to visit the California Democratic Party webpage on Executive Board Meeting for more information.
Caucus Meeting: Saturday, November 23, 2013
The CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus will meet jointly on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM. Please check the California Democratic Party E-Board listing for location detail updates.
Click here to download the CDP API Caucus Meeting Agenda.
Click here to view the proposed CDP API Caucus Bylaws amendments/revisions to be considered at the Caucus Meeting.
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.
On October 16, 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! aired a racially insensitive segment, “Kids Table,” during which one of the kids suggested that the U.S. should “kill everyone in China” to solve its debt issues.
The California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus strongly condemns this type of inflammatory program segment, especially televised on a national network television.
Anti-Chinese and anti-Asian sentiments in America have had devastating consequences through U.S. history, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American internment during World War II, the senseless murder of Detroit autoworker Vincent Chin 30 years ago, the recent hazing of Asian American soldiers in the U.S. military, and more.
While the ABC Television Network has since apologized via statement, and Jimmy Kimmel has apologized on his show and to to a crowd of protesters in Hollywood, we sincerely hope that this type of despicable language and televised segment does not air again anywhere.
(Pictured: California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus & California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander Caucus honoring the members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service of World War II for their service to the United States and to congratulate them on receiving the Congressional Gold Medals)
Today, we honor the service of the brave men and women of our armed services who have fought valiantly to protect our country and to uphold the American values we cherish.
As we commemorate Veterans Day, the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus salutes our service members and veterans. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice. We wish you and your family a great Veterans Day.
This week, Asian Journal ran a story on California GOP’s brand-neweffort to reach the Asian American community – so new, they actually generated news stories because it’s previously unheard of.
While the out-of-touch Republicans finally realized that they are out-of-touch with California’s Asian Pacific Islander Americans, I am proud to say that standing up for the API community is nothing new for our Party. It is our Party.
There’s a reason why nearly all of the API elected officials in higher offices are Democrats. There’s a reason why API Democrats outnumber API Republicans in registration in California. That’s because the Democratic Party has always been the Party of diversity at the forefront of fighting for the API community.
Desperate Republicans can try showy gimmicks to generate stories in the news from time to time, but they’re no match the Democratic Party’s decades of advocacy for and grassroots activism in this community.
This Saturday, let’s do what we do best and continue our tradition of activism: join us for our Statewide Mobilization Day to help elect API candidates to local offices!
We need your help in Northern California to re-elect David Lim to the San Mateo City Council. In Southern California, we need your help to elect Melissa Ramoso to the Artesia City Council. Please see below or click here for more information. You can also help us spread the word on Facebook by clicking here to visit our Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday - and bring a friend!
CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
Filipino American Democratic Caucus of CDP
Bay Area Indian American Democratic Club
Korean American Democratic Committee
Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats
Allied Asian Pacific Islander Democratic Organizations
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Northern California Campaign Mobilization
David Lim for San Mateo City Council
Saturday, October 26, 2013
1919 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403
RSVP/Contact: Deepa Sharma
CDP API Caucus Northern Outreach Chair
email@example.com / 415.425.3094
Click here to download flyer for Northern California Mobilization
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Southern California Campaign Mobilization
Melissa Ramoso for Artesia City Council
Saturday, October 26, 2013
11835 East South Street
Cerritos, CA 90703
RSVP/Contact: Mike Fong
CDP API Caucus Southern Chair / State Chair Emeritus
November 5, 2013 is Election Day for many local jurisdictions throughout California. These local public offices are extremely important in shaping the policies that affect our local communities, neighborhoods, and daily lives.
We need YOUR help to help elect the officially endorsed Asian Pacific Islander American candidates of the Democratic Party in these critical races.
Below is a list of official endorsements issued by the local County Democratic Parties featuring API candidates. Please contact the campaigns directly and help them win today!
Official County Democratic Party Endorsements
November 5, 2013 Local Elections
Asian Pacific Islander American Candidates
Artesia City Council
Garvey School District
West Covina City Council
San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Dist. 4 - Katy Tang*
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
San Mateo City Council
South San Francisco City Council (2-Year Term)
Vallejo City Council (Full-Term)
Jesus “Jess” Malgapo*
Vallejo City Council (2-Year Term)
**If we have missed any Democratic Party-endorsed API candidates for the November 5, 2013 election cycle, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every other year, the California Democratic Party adopts a new Platform. As such, the California Democratic Party Platform Committee is currently soliciting input and testimonies for the 2014 CDP Platform.
Please click here to visit the CDP Platform Committee’s Testimony Page to submit testimonies to help shape the 2014 CDP Platform here.
For more information on the CDP Platform, please click here to visit the CDP Platform page or go to www.cadem.org/platform.
The deadline to submit testimonies is Friday, November 22, 2013, at 5 PM. Make sure to make your voice heard and submit testimonies to help shape our Party’s Platform today.
California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus State Chair Clark Lee released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington:
“Fifty years ago, a young man who dared to dream and dared to act stood with a quarter-million people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Together, they fought for that Dream and challenged the status quo in the fight to further justice, equality, and opportunity for all.
“Today, as we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and the March on Washington, we must not forget those men and women who marched at the crossroads of history and paved the way for historic civil rights advancements to make sure that this Dream becomes a reality. They turned adversity into opportunity. They inspired generations of activists to stand up for civil rights. Their fight solidified America as a symbol of freedom and equality at home and abroad.
“Fifty years later, as we continue to build upon this foundation of progress in our resilient democracy, let us embrace the legacy of that day in Washington when people from all walks of life marched together as one nation, indivisible. Let us continue fighting for the Dream until we achieve equality, liberty, and justice for all.”