DA Global AAPI Caucus Leadership:
Join us this Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, for an online discussion with Dr. Paul Song.
COVID-19, Healthcare Access, & AAPI Activism with Dr. Paul Song
We’ll be talking about the repercussions of COVID-19 in the U.S. for AAPI communities and other minority groups, as well as the effects on healthcare. We’ll also be talking about how we can effect change. RSVP here for the link!
Dr. Song is the grandson of the late Sang Don Kim, the very first popularly elected Mayor of Seoul, South Korea, a physician, and progressive activist. He serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program and Progressive Democrats of America.
A national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders Campaign and the former Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign, he previously served on the boards of People for the American Way, Healthcare Now, Liberty in North Korea, and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Volunteer with the AAPI Caucus
Join one of our caucus working groups. We have established five groups which meet every other week. Sign up to volunteer here.
Communications & Outreach
Help reach new caucus members and share stories of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders living abroad. This working group curates our caucus’s online presence (web, social media, email) and promotes events, activities, and issues.
Country Committee Guidelines
Help coordinate with, support, and organize with Democrats Abroad's 40+ country committees to establish an AAPI caucus at the country and chapter levels.
The AAPI community is large and diverse, which means there is also a wide range of issues impacting our members. Help us identify and educate our members about these different issues.
Events in a Box
To help local AAPI caucuses, we are preparing pre-made events that caucus leaders at the country and chapter levels can use for events to bring their members together. Volunteers can help create an event based on issues identified by the Issues Working Group and find ways to facilitate discussions.
Organize speaking events with prominent members of the AAPI community. This could include these roles:
- Coordinate event with the Global Communications & Global AAPI Co-Chairs
- Zoom training with Global IT
- Liaise with speakers and plan logistics
Form a Local AAPI Caucus
As the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus, our goal is to speak to, and speak for, the diverse AAPI community among Democrats Abroad membership. The AAPI Caucus hopes to act as a unified voice to call for structural reforms and for recognizing AAPI perspectives in Democrats Abroad.
If you would like to form a local AAPI caucus in your locality, please make sure to reach out to your local leadership, join us at www.democratsabroad.org/aapi, and contact us at email@example.com to let us know that you are forming.
What do we do?
As the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus, our goal is to speak to, and speak for, the diverse AAPI community among Democrats Abroad membership in all three regions: Asia-Pacific, EMEA and the Americas.
The AAPI Caucus hopes to act as a unified voice to call for structural reforms and for recognizing AAPI perspectives in Democrats Abroad.
What is this document?
This document provides you and your country committee with the steps necessary to become an official arm of the global Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus.
Why should you form a local AAPI Caucus?
There are a number of reasons a local Asian American Pacific Caucus can be beneficial to your country or local chapter:
- It will enable you to engage with your AAPI members more effectively and encourage greater involvement in your local activities.
- It will provide your local membership an outlet to shape conversations at the global level about issues relevant to the AAPI community.
- It will provide leadership opportunities for your members.