2013-2014 Year-in-Review: Action & Activity Highlights

2013-2014 Year-in-Review: Action & Activity Highlights

As presented at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Meeting, Friday, March 7, 2014.

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Communications

Elections & Campaigns

  • Hosted/co-hosted campaign mobilizations with local API Democratic orgs for several Party-endorsed candidates in state and local races, such as John Choi for Los Angeles City Council, David Lim for San Mateo City Council, and Melissa Ramoso for Artesia City Council
  • Participated in CDP Online Phonebank campaign mobilization for several Party-endorsed candidates in state and local races, such as David Alvarez for San Diego Mayor, Lorena Gonzalez for Assembly, Freddie Rodriguez for Assembly, Leticia Perez for State Senate, Norma Torres for State Senate.
    • Made the second highest number of calls among all Caucuses in Spring 2013
    • Made the third highest number of calls among all Caucuses in Winter 2013/Spring 2014
  • Published the first-ever official Democratic Party endorsement list featuring Party-endorsed API candidates for local races across the state (County Democratic Parties oversee endorsements in local races)
  • Encouraged local API candidates to seek Democratic Party endorsement during the local election cycles
  • Continuing to work with allied API Democratic organizations or their leadership on campaign mobilizations or to address various important issues, such as the CDP Filipino American Democratic Caucus, the CYD Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, the Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC), the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD), the Bay Area Indian American Democratic Club, the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club, and KAYA-Filipino Americans for Progress

Outreach – Community & Voter

  • Registering 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
  • Partnered with CDP Filipino American Democratic Caucus on fundraising for typhoon disaster relief for the Philippines
  • Co-hosted/hosted several events/receptions with allied organizations, such as the CDP Filipino American Democratic Caucus, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the CYD Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club, and many elected officials and community leaders

Administration

  • Revamped the Caucus bylaws to conform with CDP bylaws and to make sure the bylaws are easy to read
  • Holding monthly Caucus Board conference calls to increase communication and accountability among board members
  • Appointing standing committee co-chairs to expand scope of work and to increase Caucus member participation (email cademparty.apicaucus@gmail.com)

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