Global Asian American &
Pacific Islander Caucus

  • 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. To contact the co-chairs of the Democrats Abroad Global AAPI Caucus, send an email to [email protected].

    DA Global AAPI Caucus Leadership:

    Emily Lines
    | Vice Chair, Germany; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
    Powen Shiah
    | Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; Treasurer & DPCA Representative, Germany
    Anya Leonhard
    | DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; DPCA Voting Rep, Germany; Communications and Press Officer, Saxony
    Cory Lemke
    | Chair, DAROK ; International Treasurer
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    January News: Give Us Your Feedback - What Should We Do in 2023?

    Like many of you, we were looking forward to celebrating Lunar New Year and starting the year on a positive note.

    Instead, we are mourning the 18 lives lost in the California shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. These tragic continuations of the gun violence epidemic in our communities show the desperate need for greater gun control in the U.S. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have already been 40 mass shootings in 2023. This has to stop: we must continue pressuring our representatives and elect lawmakers who will take the necessary action to end the violence.

    We wish all our members, families, friends, and allies a more peaceful, prosperous and, above all, safe 2023, Year of the Rabbit and of the Cat.

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    Give Us Your Feedback - Take Our Membership Survey

    As we begin our planning for 2023, we want to hear from you! We have put together a short survey to collect feedback about what you would like to see this caucus do. We would appreciate you taking 10-15 minutes to complete the survey and to help our caucus improve. You can even enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! We would appreciate your feedback by Wednesday, February 8th.


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