February 07, 2024

2024 - Happy Lunar New Year!


Letter from the Chair

Happy Lunar New Year from the Democrats Abroad Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus! It’s the Year of the Dragon and we hope everyone can take time to celebrate with friends and family.

If you haven’t done so already, we recommend you celebrate the new year by requesting your ballot for the elections this year. There are so many crucial issues at stake this year, and your vote can make the difference at all levels of government. This is an easy task and takes just 5 minutes. Just visit votefromabroad.org and if you need any help, you’ll find our live and online assistance here: https://qrco.de/bbh0zg

Please join us on Saturday, February 24th for our AAPI Kitchen Table Talk. Help us with your ideas and experiences – how can we get out the vote and make sure our community is heard and represented? What are the issues and concerns that you have as an AAPI living abroad?
We’ll be sharing your feedback with the Democrats Abroad Platform Committee, which is working on the DA 2024 Platform. The platform reflects our political philosophy and our aspirations. You can review the 2020 platform here.

We are actively looking for people to join our team and help coordinate AAPI Caucus events and news. If you are interested in getting more involved, organizing an event (either locally or globally), or have ideas, please get in touch! We are a small team that is happy to grow and find a way to work with any volunteer, regardless of how much time you can give. Just email [email protected].

Democratically yours,

Emily Lines
Chair, AAPI Caucus

February Events

Organizing to Win!
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 9:00 AM Vancouver, 12:00 PM, NYC; 6:00 PM Paris 

California’s swing districts are key to winning back Congress, and  California Democrats have been hard at work developing an impressive ground game. Join the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party,Betty Yee, California Democratic Party’s Organizing Director Cassandra Chavez, and the DA California State Team  to find out how.

: A native of San Francisco and the second of 6 children in a Cantonese-speaking household, U.C. Berkeley and  Golden Gate University alumna  Betty Yee rose from minding the books of the family business after school to minding the books of the 5th largest economy in the world. Fresno native Cassandra Chavez was the first in her family to get a college degree her International Studies coursework at UCLA  ignited her interest in community organizing and in the California Democratic Party. 

AAPI Kitchen Table Talks
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 4:30 AM ET, 10:30 AM Paris, 5:30 PM Beijing, 6:30 Seoul
What are the issues and concerns that you have as an AAPI living abroad? What do we as Democrats need to consider and advocate for? Join us and share your opinion!