Saturday Campaign Events in September-October

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Voter Engagement Training in Millbrae on Oct 1 Please join our interactive voter engagement training for AAPI-identified leaders in San Mateo County led by Christine Chen, executive director and founder of the Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nationally recognized and leading nonprofit in AAPI civic engagement.
During this half-day training you will learn about voter mobilization strategies and develop skills to get our AAPI community registered and turning out to vote in November!
   8:30 AM – Coffee & Mingle    9:00 AM – Training    12:00 PM – Lunch
Limited seating, please RSVP early. Boxed lunch will be provided.
Let’s Flip Congressional District 45 to Blue! Volunteer for Jay Chen for Congress
Hello Team Chen!    We are a few weeks from ballot drop and need YOU now more than ever.
Canvass with us in Garden Grove on Saturday, October 8.
We are also set up on our autodialer and are calling Monday-Thursday from 5PM-8PM! We are also calling in multiple different languages so if you or any of your friends are multilingual, join us now at!    You can also find more volunteer events with us at Can’t make it to an event? Ask a friend to join us! Please be sure to reach out if you have any questions!
CYD API Caucus are hosting a API Women Day of Action in partnership with the California Democratic Party API Caucus and Riverside County NOW for Fauzia Rizvi for State Assembly and Jocelyn Yow for Eastvale City Council Re-election!
Join us for a Canvass walk will be hosted in Eastvale, CA on Saturday October 15, 2022 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM!
Location will be provided upon RSVP.
Canvass for Aisha Wahab – Every Saturday Please join the A-Team on Saturdays at 10 AM in Alameda County to knock on doors and talk to your neighbors and tell them why you support Aisha Wahab for State Senate! Exact location will be provided the week of the canvass. No prior experience is needed. Training will be provided on site. Have fun and make a difference in your community.
Every Saturday,10am-2pm,
Register at

Let’s Flip Congressional District 45 to Blue! Volunteer for Jay Chen for Congress

We’ll be hosting phonebanks for Jay Chen with South Asians for America every Tuesday, 5-7pm. This Orange County district is one of the most competitive districts in the country and flipping it to blue is critical to maintaining a Democratic majority in Congress.

We’re making calls this Tuesday 5-7pm! Sign up at

There are also Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, South Asian, and Farsi language call lists you can call at other times throughout the week.
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Jay Chen is also holding an API Day of Action on Sunday, August 28, with events in Cerritos and Westminster.
Sign up at and

Join the API Caucus at the CA Democratic Party Executive Board Conference – Online and in Los Angeles, July 8-10, 2022

API Caucus Meeting
Friday, July 8, 7:00-8:30pm
Online – Register/Join at

California Democratic Party 2022 Summer Executive Board Meeting
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Meeting Agenda
Friday, July 8, 2021 | 7pm-9pm
Zoom Link: 

I. Call to Order | Welcome (1 minute)
II. Approval of Agenda (1 minute)
III. Elected Officer Reports (15 minutes)
State Chair Report
State Vice Chair
State Communications Secretary
State Recording Secretary
State Treasurer Report 
State Legislative Director Report 
State Parliamentary Chair
Northern California Regional Report – Northern Chair
Southern California Regional Report – Southern Chair
IV. AAPI Caucus Program: Panel Discussion – 2022 Midterms and Courting the AAPI Vote (55 minutes)
V. Speakers/Announcements (pre-registration at google form required
VI. Adjournment

Canvass for Jay Chen for Congress
Saturday, July 9, 10:30am-2:30pm
Eboard Attendees sign up here
Other Volunteers sign up here

API Caucus Mixer
Saturday, July 9, 5-7pm
In Person in Los Angeles Chinatown – Location to be announced soon
For the full agenda of the E-Board conference and other information, please see

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month!

May is AAPI Heritage Month! Join the California Democratic Party and the CDP API Caucus in honoring our history. Join our online celebration with a discussion on AAPIs in the Civil Rights Movement on Thursday, May 12, 6-7pm. RSVP at

Call for Recipes Share your recipes for the CADEM Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month Recipe Book! Please send in recipes using this link by May 3, 2022

Celebrating Eid Join California Democrats in an online Eid celebration on May 3, 2022. RSVP at
Join us at the AAPI Caucus Town Hall with Attorney General Josh Kaul on April 27!
Join us at the WisDems AAPI Caucus Town Hall with Attorney General Josh Kaul on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM!

The WisDems AAPI Caucus is thrilled to invite you to a conversation with Attorney General Kaul, Wisconsin’s highest ranking Asian American elected official! Since his election in 2018, AG Kaul has fought for public health, reproductive rights, and environmental protections. He has also been instrumental in defending democracy and protecting voting rights in WI–and we are thrilled to support him in his re-election campaign!We want to hear from you!


April 21, 2022 Newsletter: E-Board, Voter Registration, and Trainings

Don’t miss the California Democratic Party’s Summer Executive Board Meeting. Join us in person, July 8-10 in Los Angeles for our 2022 Summer Executive Board Meeting!  The API Caucus will be meeting during the E-Board conference, exact date and time TBD. Hotel Reservations are now open!
Join South Asians for America (SAFA) for the First Ever South Asian Organizing 101 Virtual Training Series! Each session will feature a panel of experts on Topics related to Community Organizing including Types of Organizing (Issue/Ethnic/Faith Based), Digital Organizing Tools, Youth Engagement & Leadership in Organizing. April 21st: Session 2 will cover an overview of Community Organizing Tools, Resources and Guides and feature a special presentation on Free Digital Organizing Tools by Co-Founder of Democracy Labs, Deepak Puri. Democracy Labs is a non profit organization that was founded after the 2016 presidential election to find and introduce innovative new apps to progressive causes and campaigns so they can do more with less money. Democracy Labs shares information about free/low-cost apps through blogs, online courses and in-person workshops.April 28th: Session 3 will cover Best Practices for Community Organizing and will feature panels on Leadership in Organizing and Youth Engagement.RSVP for One or All Three Sessions at:
Help Register Voters in Fremont!The League of Women Voters of Fremont-Newark-Union City is holding voter registration drives at high schools and are in need of volunteers!Dates where help is most needed: Monday, April 25th at Irvington High, Shift A 8:15-10:15 Wednesday, May 18th at American High, Shift A  8:15-10:15 Thursday, May 19th at American, Shift A 8:15-10:15 Please contact Joanne Hoemberg if you are interested in volunteering!
The CA Young Dems API Caucus is holding their annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 12, in San Francisco. RSVP here

Saturday, April 9 Spring Mixer and Voter Registration Training

We’re excited to bring you this event along with:
– Rising Organizers Action
– South West Asian and North African Democratic Club
– California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
– Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats
– Korean American Democratic Club
– Chinese American Democratic Club
– Alameda County Muslim Friends and Dems Democratic Club
– Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
– Fresno County Hmong Democrats
– Central Valley SEIU-UHW API
Contact Zahra Hajee at to add your Democratic organization as an event co-partner!
Renew Your Caucus MembershipIf you need to renew your membership, caucus dues can be paid at
June 7, 2022 Primary California Democratic Party Endorsements
Party endorsements can be viewed at
2022 CADEM Party Platform
The new party platform can be viewed at
Voter Protection Team Hotline Operator and Poll Monitor Volunteers are needed! CADEM’s Voter Protection Team is seeking volunteers in six different languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Hmong. Please sign up to be a member of our Voter Protection Team for the 2022 Midterm Primaries. Hotline Operators will assist voters with voting-related questions, report, investigate, and troubleshoot election-related issues. Poll Monitors will check polling locations around the state, to ensure that all voters have equal access to the ballot. CADEM will be offering full training on Voter Protection prior to the Primary.
Organizing Jobs Available
The California Democratic Party is hiring! Details at
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County15th Annual Membership DinnerThursday, April 21st, 2022, 6:30 pm -“Building Allyships as We Counter Anti-Asian Hate”For further information please contact:

API Caucus Meeting – Friday, March 4, 5-7pm

CDP API Caucus Convention Meeting Friday March 4 , 5-7pm.  A Discussion on Land Use, Housing, and how it impacts AAPI Communities.  
Featuring Rashi Kesarwani, Shawn Kumagai, Alex Lee, Alfred Twu

Panel Discussion: Housing, Land Use, and the AAPI Community

The 2022 CA Dem State Convention will be online. Our Caucus will meet on Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7pm on Zoom.


I. Call to Order | Welcome

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Elected Officer Reports

a. State Chair Report – Deepa Sharma

b. State Vice Chair – Adam Ma

c. State Communications Secretary – Alfred Twu

d. State Recording Secretary – Jessica Caloza

e. State Treasurer – Deepa Sharma for Shawn Kumagai

f. State Legislative Director – Deepa Sharma for Olivia Lee

g. State Parliamentary Chair – Aref Aziz

h. Northern California Regional Report – Northern Chair Harris Mojadedi

i. Southern California Regional Report – Southern Chair Tammy Kim

IV. Panel Discussion:  Land Use, Housing, and How it impacts AAPI communities    


  • Alex Lee, California State Assemblymember
  • Rashi Kesarwani, Berkeley City Councilmember 
  • Shawn Kumagai, Dublin Councilmember
  • Alfred Twu, Berkeley Planning Commissioner 
  • Discussion Facilitator: Deepa Sharma, CDP API Caucus Chair

V. Speakers/Announcements

VI. Adjournment

Please register here:

We may have time at the end of the meeting for announcements. To sign up to speak, please fill out this form.

More information on other events during Convention (March 4-6) are available at: The schedule can be viewed here.

February 2, 2022 Newsletter

Volunteers Needed to Elect Mike Fong in the Assembly District 49 Special Election
The California Democratic Party has endorsed Mike Fong for the AD49 special election in the San Gabriel Valley. Election day is Feb 15.
You can help by calling and contacting voters seven days a week, from your home or at the campaign office.
Office Location:
925 South Atlantic Blvd. Suite 103 Monterey Park, CA 91754
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Please sign up for a 2-3 hour shift   
Please contact Berenice at (714) 397-8099 to sign up and/or if you have any questions.
2022 California Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Voting Starts Feb 4 If you are a delegate, a County Central Committee member, or a designated representative of a Democratic club, you will be receiving a Pre-Endorsement Ballot this week.
Here are some important dates to add to your calendar:
February 4: CADEM will email you your ballot. When you receive your ballot, please 1) fill out your ballot; 2) sign the ballot with an original signature; and 3) return the ballot to the California Democratic Party via email or by mailing the ballot to: 1830 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95811.
February 12: Deadline to return ballots before the start of the roll call vote for each specific race at the Virtual Pre-Endorsement Meetings. To view the schedule of the Pre-Endorsement Meetings on February 12, please visit

The March 4-6, 2022 California Democratic Party Convention will be online. Register by February 9.
CADEM is transitioning the 2022 State Convention to a virtual-only event on March 4-6, 2022.
The last two years have taught us that the manner in which we connect with one another–either in-person or virtually–is less important than the power of the connections we build.
With so much at stake in 2022, the collective power of California Democrats will be vital to holding the House, expanding strong majorities in the State Legislature, and keeping statewide Democratic leadership in place.
Soon, we will have the opportunity to be together in the streets and knock on doors to keep CA the Bluest State in the Nation.
Until then, we will come together virtually to do the work of our Party and plan to win in 2022 and beyond.
Join us:
Organizing Director Job Available The California Democratic Party is hiring an Organizing Director. The Organizing Director will report to the CADEM Executive Director and Party Chair and will coordinate and work with the other departmental Directors.
Details at
Highlighting AAPI Majority & Plurality Assembly, Senate, and Congressional Districts
The new district maps have created 2 AAPI majority districts (AD 24 & 49) as well as 9 AAPI plurality districts (AD19, 20, 25, 67, & 70, SD10, CD17, 28, 45).
The Caucus has been highlighting these districts on social media. Follow us at: Twitter: @CDPAPICaucus Instagram: @apicaucus Facebook: #AAPI #RepresentationMatters
2022 Primary – Local Endorsement Process County Central Committees will be endorsing in local elections in the June 2022 Primary Election, such as County Supervisor or Judge.

Registration is now open for the March 4-6, 2022 California Democratic Party Convention

UPDATE: The convention will be a virtual, remote-only meeting.

The party hopes to convene in-person at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but recognizes the pandemic landscape is rapidly changing with a new variant and a rise in infections. Over the course of the next 3 weeks – by the end of January 2022 – the party will announce a formal decision to either (A) move forward with an in-person State Convention in Los Angeles or (B) to conduct the event as a virtual, remote-only meeting.
Link to registration and hotel reservations are at
Organizing Director Job Available The California Democratic Party is hiring an Organizing Director. The Organizing Director will report to the CADEM Executive Director and Party Chair and will coordinate and work with the other departmental Directors.
Details at

API Caucus Meeting at the November CA Democrats Executive Board Conference: Saturday, November 20, 5-7pm

Zoom Link
I. Call to Order | Welcome (1 minute)
II. Approval of Agenda (1 minute)
III. Elected Officer Reports (20 minutes)
a. State Chair Report
b. State Vice Chair 
c. State Communications Secretary
d. State Recording Secretary
e. State Treasurer 
f. State Legislative Director 
g. State Parliamentary Chair
h. Northern California Regional Report – Northern Chair
i. Southern California Regional Report – Southern Chair
IV. API Equity Budget Discussion (15 minutes)
V. Panel Discussion: AAPI Hate and Public Officials (60 minutes)

VI. Speakers/Announcements (20 minutes + pre-registration at google form required)
VII. Remembering Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan (5 minutes) Alameda County Assessor Phong La VIII. Adjournment

For a schedule of other caucus meetings and events at the Executive Board conference, please visit
Participate in State and Local Redistricting Efforts
The redistricting process for State Assembly, State Senate, and Congress is wrapping up in the next few months, with the first draft maps scheduled for release in November.
Draft Maps are now available at
There are many ways to give comment, include written comment or calling into a hearing.
Local redistricting for city council districts is also in progress in many cities, check your city website on how to participate.