The Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) celebrated APEN’s civic engagement successes at the “Gaining Ground, Building Momentum for Movements” on March 14, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
APEN discussed the significance of the state’s changing demographics and the emergence of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) electorate as part of the progressive majority in California. Along with California Calls and Alliance San Diego, APEN also discussed the significance of passing Proposition 30 and the critical role base building organizations play in building long term electoral infrastructure throughout California.
The event coincided with the release of the BAJFN report entitled “Funding Movement Building: Bay Area Approaches,” a survey of more than 40 grant making organizations throughout the Bay Area.
“We do need to deal with the debt. We need to improve our schools…But the first fact we need to face is that we includes me—and many other Americans like me.”
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Tuesday’s electoral results are in! Early data already shows the big impact API voters had on this election. Continue reading
by Roger Kim, Executive Director, re-blogged from Huffington Post
Although Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) comprise the fastest growing group in the country , the data only captures a slice of our communities’ contributions to California. It is individuals and their stories that better reflect the growing impact of APIs on the future and direction of this great state. Continue reading
One year ago, I became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and this November will be the first time that I vote in a U.S. election and I believe the timing could not be more important. Continue reading
APEN is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever APIA voter guide in California.
Co-branded with our allies at MIV Action Fund, the voter guide is formally supported by 22 API serving organizations who represent a broad range of social sectors and a diversity of API ethnic groups and languages across the state. The guide has been translated into five languages, in addition to an English-only version: Chinese, Korean, Lao, Tagalog and Vietnamese. We have produced two print versions of the guide: a direct mail piece (9×27 fold out) and a downloadable (8.5×11) version.
What can you do?
- Facebook: Post link of announcement on your organizational, and personal, Facebook page
- Twitter: Retweet the link on organizational, and personal, twitter handle with #APIvotesCA
- Email: Include link of announcement in appropriate email communication to your network
18MR promotes APIA civic engagement by leveraging the power of technology and social media while collaborating with partners working in nonprofit, media, online, the arts and beyond. To learn more, please visit
Click here to check out our 2012 election voter guide for California. We hope it provides the information you need to make decisions on this year’s critical issues.
Want to help APEN and Oakland Rising get out the vote for the November election? This is an important election with a lot at stake for local, California, and national politics. See you soon!
Please contact deanna [at] apen4ej.org to sign up for one of these times:
Sat (10/27) 10am – 3pm
Sat (11/3) 10am – 3pm
Sun (11/4) 2pm – 7pm
Tues (11/6) 12pm – 5pm
Tues (11/6) 3pm – 8pm