Global Asian American &
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. 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, Germany; DPCA Representative, Germany
    Anya Leonhard
    | DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; Press Coordinator, Germany; DPCA Voting Rep, Germany; Communications and Press Officer, Saxony
    Cory Lemke
    | Vice Chairperson, DAROK; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus; Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
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    Recipes from Home: Annie's stir-fry tofu with vegetables

    This is probably one of my all-time favorite tofu recipes because it is extremely easy, fast, and tasty! I generally accompany the dish with rice. But if you are looking for a healthier option, you can complement the dish with a bowl of quinoa or whole wheat pasta!

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    Recipes from Home: Julia's Tofu Noodles

    This is a delicious and fast lunch that we make when we can find udon noodles at our local grocery store.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time · 8 rsvps

    Climate Teatime in April with the AAPI Caucus in EMEA

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our next community event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living abroad, with a focus this month on environmental justice and AAPI communities.
    Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community! 
    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a few rounds of meet-and-greets!  If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    Vancouver, CA 4:00 am
    Toronto, CA 7:00 am
    London, UK 12:00 pm
    Berlin, DE 1:00 pm
    Abu Dhabi, UAE 3:00 pm

    Note: We're organizing Teatimes for members living all around the world. This one is a friendlier time for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, but anyone is welcome to attend! Check our event listings for options that may fit better for you if you live in Asia/Pacific and the Americas.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 9 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Stop AAPI Hate • Community Check In

    Please join us for a Community Check-In to voice your thoughts and feelings about mounting violence against AAPI people in the US, in the wake of the recent Atlanta murders and rising anti-Asian hate crimes. Join us in discussion, led by Los Angeles-based Ting Qin, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and experienced group facilitator. Hosted by the DA France Diversity Caucus, DA France Women’s Caucus and the Global AAPI Caucus.