CAPA21 Action Offering Subsidies for AOF Campaign Trainings in SF, LA

CAPA21 Action Fund is supporting two campaign management trainings by America’s Opportunity Fund (AOF) taking place July 8-9 in Los Angeles and July 22-23 in the Bay Area. Download information on the Bay Area training (PDF) Download information on the Los Angeles training (PDF) CAPA21 Action will subsidize ten attendees to these two trainings, fully covering the $150 fee. Two subsidies will be reserved for … Continue reading CAPA21 Action Offering Subsidies for AOF Campaign Trainings in SF, LA

John Chiang, Kevin de León Stay Strong in Fight for Retirement Security

State Treasurer John Chiang and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said that California’s Secure Choice program remains on track to provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private-sector workers who do not have access to a retirement savings plan from their employer. Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed House Joint Resolution 66, which reversed a Department of Labor ruling that … Continue reading John Chiang, Kevin de León Stay Strong in Fight for Retirement Security

AALDEF Poll: 30% of Asian American Voters Cast Ballots for First Time in 2016 Presidential Election

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today released the results of its 2016 multilingual exit poll, which found the overwhelming majority of Asian Americans backed Democratic candidates for President and Congress. The largest Asian ethnic groups in the exit poll were Chinese (35%), Asian Indian (13%), Bangladeshi (11%), and Korean (10%). Nearly one-third (30%) were first-time voters. (CAPA21 is not affiliated with AALDEF; the information … Continue reading AALDEF Poll: 30% of Asian American Voters Cast Ballots for First Time in 2016 Presidential Election

California Chief Justice on the Right Side of History

We applaud Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court for taking a strong position against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement practice of stalking undocumented immigrants in California courthouses. “There is ample evidence that immigrants view such practices as a form of stalking that deters them from seeking justice for themselves or cooperating in the administration of justice for others,” wrote former Calif. Supreme … Continue reading California Chief Justice on the Right Side of History

Reject Gorsuch

Today, every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court forward. They took this vote a little over a year after they refused to even hold hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Instead, they advanced Donald Trump’s lifetime nominee even while his campaign is under investigation for its ties to Russia. Now, that nomination … Continue reading Reject Gorsuch

National Call-In Day for Affordable Healthcare on January 24!

The new Congress and Trump administration are on a dangerous path to fully dismantle our healthcare system, including Medicaid, creating chaos in our healthcare system and threatening the health and financial security of our families and our communities. Make your voice heard Tuesday, Jan. 24 (Noon-3 p.m. ET). Call 866-426-2631 to tell Congress: Show us your plan to lower healthcare costs and make improvements before … Continue reading National Call-In Day for Affordable Healthcare on January 24!

CAPAC Chair Judy Chu Welcomes Newly Elected AAPI Members to Congress

Tuesday’s election will bring several new Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the U.S. Congress, many of whom will be setting historic firsts when they are officially sworn in. Two new AAPI candidates were elected to serve in the U.S. Senate and five in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Last night, the American people elected a record a number of Asian Americans and Pacific … Continue reading CAPAC Chair Judy Chu Welcomes Newly Elected AAPI Members to Congress