Virginia Governor McAuliffe Holds First AAPI Summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia held the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on Sept. 29, 2017. The summit’s speakers included Delegate Mark Keam, a member of CAPA21’s Leadership Council.

The summit welcomed all members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and business leaders from across the region to join state leaders in policy discussions and acknowledge the cultural and economic contributions that the AAPI community continues to make in the commonwealth.

The summit brought together AAPI community members and business leaders to engage with the Governor, members of his administration, and members of the Virginia Asian Advisory Board. It was designed to showcase the extraordinary wealth of diversity encompassed in the AAPI community, and to raise awareness of the ongoing successes of this multi-faceted community and the unique challenges that lie ahead. Summit participants heard from Senator Mark Warner, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, and other various state officials.

“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is one of the fastest-growing in the Commonwealth and we must ensure that our state agencies are appropriately adapting to address the changing needs of this dynamic community,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This summit provides an invaluable opportunity for state leaders and prominent members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to build upon our past successes and lay the groundwork for future collaboration that will help drive the new Virginia economy.”

Find additional information on the summit here.

CAPA21 First Anniversary Event with Treasurer John Chiang

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John Chiang, California State Treasurer

CAPA21 hosted a fundraiser on October 6, 2015, to celebrate our first anniversary. We were honored to have California State Treasurer John Chiang as our featured guest and speaker.

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Glen S. Fukushima, CAPA21 Chair

Our program was emceed by Maeley Tom and also included remarks by CAPA21 Chair Glen S. Fukushima, CAPA21 President Dale Minami, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta.

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Dale Minami, CAPA21 President

A very special thank you to our event sponsors: Glen S. Fukushima, Dale Minami, Thomas Fujisaka, Donald Tamaki, Minette A. Kwok, Jack W. Lee, B. Mark Fong. Seth I. Rosenberg, Ron W. Wong, Garrick S. Lew, Maeley Tom, Phong La, Asian Americans for Good Government PAC, Michael G. Lee, Melinda Yee Franklin, Wesley M. Lowe, Rebecca Lee, Daly City Mayor Raymond A. Buenaventura, and Clayton Jue.

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Rob Bonta, California Assemblymember

Thank you also to our host committee members:
Congressman Ami Bera
Controller Betty Yee
Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
Assemblymember Phil Ting
Assemblymember David Chiu
Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Assemblymember Evan Low
Fmr. Assemblymember Warren Furutani (candidate for Assembly in 2016)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Daly City Mayor Raymond A. Buenaventura
Alameda Supervisor Wilma Chan
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim
San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra (candidate for Assembly in 2016)
Commissioner Calvin Abe, SF Rent Board

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Maeley Tom, CAPA21 Leadership Council Co-Chair and event emcee