Global Asian American and
Pacific Islander Caucus

  • Welcome to the Global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus of Democrats Abroad!Democrats_Abroad_Logo_-_AAPI_(transparent_background__2_lines)_0.5x.png

    The Democrats Abroad Global Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus (AAPI) advocates on issues important to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders both in the United States of America and living abroad.

    The AAPI Caucus focuses on reaching out to AAPI voters living abroad, increasing engagement in civic and political life, and advocating for laws, policies, and programs that improve the lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

    We are also committed to highlighting AAPI history, culture, and the role of AAPI communities in fighting against racism, structural discrimination, and oppression. All Democrats Abroad members are welcome to join the AAPI Caucus.

    Join us to receive email updates about volunteering, upcoming events, and new AAPI caucus groups forming in your countries and chapters.

    If you'd like to start an AAPI caucus in your Democrats Abroad country committee or chapter, we've put together a guide to forming your own local AAPI caucus.

    Get involved in the AAPI Caucus! You can volunteer at the local, national, or global level with our different working groups and projects.

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    What is the AAPI Caucus?

    • A forum for all Democrats Abroad members to understand the issues and concerns facing the AAPI community.
    • A platform to engage with AAPI voters living abroad to ensure their needs are met.
    • A vehicle to help eliminate unconscious bias towards AAPI among Americans and Democrats Abroad members.
    • An advocate for policies and reforms important to the AAPI community, especially AAPI Democrats Abroad.
    • A champion for AAPI history and culture to promote intercultural understanding.

    Learn more about the AAPI caucus and read the caucus founding document, the Terms of Reference.

    DA Global AAPI Caucus Leadership:

    Emily Lines
    | Events & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
    Powen Shiah
    | Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; DPCA Representative, Germany; Communications & Press Officer, Berlin
    Cory Lemke
    | Vice Chairperson, DAROK; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus; Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
    Quyen Nguyen
    | Chair - Democrats Abroad Colombia, Youth Caucus Co-Chair; Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee
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    September News: Mid-Autumn Festival, Voting, and You

    We are just 50 days until the election. Ballot day, the day when absentee ballots will be sent out, is this coming Saturday, September 19th. When you receive your ballot, please complete it as soon as possible and return it in September. This is especially true for those states that require you to return your ballot by postal mail.

    If you have not requested your absentee ballot yet, you still can and should do so now at Make sure you remind friends and family, both overseas and back in the U.S. if they have done the same. We even have a helpful FAQ available to answer common voting questions.

    If you have questions or issues with requesting a ballot, please attend our LIVE 1-on-1 Global voter registration assistance all day every Sunday and now on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4pm EDT (6-10pm CEST). Or email with your issues and questions.

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    Local AAPI Caucuses are now in China and South Korea

    We are happy to announce the establishment of two AAPI caucuses at the Democrats Abroad country level! If you would like to start an AAPI caucus in your country, please get in touch and check out our guide on forming a caucus.

    Continue reading to learn more about the new AAPI caucuses in China and South Korea.

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, October 02, 2020 at 08:00 PM Seoul Time · 4 rsvps

    Mid-Autumn Festival 2020


    Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 with us!  BYOB and your favorite food. 

    Don’t know what this is?  It’s a party!! Don’t have mooncakes?  No worries!!  No lanterns?  That’s OK too! Be a part of our global family celebration. Join us for some fun, stories, some of our favorite recipes and a good laugh.

    Time Table:

    8:00 PM. Seoul
    7:00 PM. Beijing
    1:00 PM Berlin/Paris
    7:00 AM Washington DC (It's never too early for mooncakes!)


    RSVP for the Zoom link!!