2011-2013 Term-in-Review: Accomplishment Highlights

2011-2013 Term-in-Review:
Accomplishment Highlights

Click here to download the 2011-2013 CDP API Caucus Goals & Action Items.

Click here to download the 2011-2013 CDP API Caucus Term-in-Review: Accomplishment Highlights.

Communications

  • Translated the California Democratic Party (CDP) website into Chinese, making CDP the first state party to feature a Chinese-language section on its website
  • Hosting Caucus website with important information as an information hub – www.apicaucus.com
  • Actively engaged the media as a Caucus for the first time in recent years, including releasing statements and press releases on significant issues and events affecting API community, in addition to various campaign-related messaging media appearances on presidential, legislative, and local races
  • Working closely with the CDP Communications Dept. and Obama for America-California (OFA-CA) communications team on targeted messaging projects
  • Nearly doubled Caucus electronic newsletter subscribers since last term (sign up at cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com)

Elections & Campaigns

  • Hosted/co-hosted campaign mobilizations for many pivotal Party-endorsed candidates in federal, state, and local races; most importantly, worked with Obama for America to mobilize API Democratic activists for key battleground states
  • Hosted presidential debate watch parties in 2012 featuring several special guests, including Congressional APA Caucus Chair & Obama for America National Co-Chair Rep. Judy Chu
  • Worked with allied API Democratic and labor groups, such as the California API Legislative Caucus, the CDP Filipino American Caucus, the Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC), the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD), the Asian Pacific Islander Democrats of Orange County (APIDOC), KAYA-Filipino Americans for Progress, and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
  • Co-hosted campaign trainings for legislative and local candidates
  • Encouraged local API candidates to seek Democratic Party endorsement

Outreach – Community & Voter

  • Engaged in voting rights and language access advocacy on behalf of the API community and the first-generation immigrant community, such as working with election officials to successfully resolve new citizen voter registration issues and advocating for language access and accuracy in translation issues at county and city levels
  • Mobilized for CDP “Operation Game Changer” in Los Angeles County to sign up occasional Democrats as permanent vote-by-mail (PVBM) voters and for CDP “It Gets Bluer” Program in the Inland Empire to increase Democratic voter registration in traditionally red counties
  • Registered new citizens to vote at naturalization ceremonies
  • Promoting CDP DEM2012, DEM2013, and DEM2014 Programs to help sustain CDP through grassroots action – www.cadem.org/dem2014
  • Hosted/hosting receptions in Anaheim, Burlingame, San Diego, and Sacramento with various co-hosts, such as the CDP Filipino American Caucus; CYD API Caucus; Filipinos for Obama; KADC; Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club; and many elected officials, candidates, and community leaders

Membership

  • Streamlined membership sign-up opportunities, including online sign-ups on Caucus website
  • Adjusted membership fee structure to allow for a lower rate for seniors and students and to accommodate CDP administrative procedural changes on membership fees

Administration

  • Held monthly Caucus Board conference calls to increase communication and accountability among board members

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