CAPA21 is an Asian American Pacific Islander political action committee that invests in progressive candidates, AAPI field operations, and projects to improve AAPI participation in the political process.

Our vision is of a country where AAPIs have a powerful presence and role in all branches and levels of government and politics, achieved through AAPI voters who are engaged, informed, and empowered.

We will work together with existing AAPI political efforts and aspire to complement, not compete with, existing progressive organizations. Our PAC has a national reach, but is initially focused on California and the West Coast.


CAPA21 has roots in the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, founded by Dale, Maeley, and other leaders in 1988 as one of country’s first AAPI PACs.