U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, former U.S. congresswoman from California, won crucial elections partly through successful coalition-building of Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanics, African Americans and workers’ groups. She received a champion’s welcome–“well-deserved,” as many coalition-building leaders noted–as keynote speaker on June 20 of the 12th Convention of the National CAPACD (Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development), held here.
National CAPACD Executive Director Lisa Hasegawa will be recognized alongside Lt. Dan Choi and Reverend Vien The Nguyen at the 2011 Japanese American Citizens League National Convention, to be held on Saturday, July 9th in Los Angeles.
On March 17, 2011, National CAPACD and affiliates and partners from four major metropolitan areas - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York came together to hold a series of press conferences to raise awareness of the devastating effects that the House of Representative's proposed budget cuts would have on low-income and AAPI communities across the country. Audio feed of the Los Angeles press conference, held at Los Angeles-based SIPA's (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) children's center.
Hear an audio recording of the Los Angeles Press Conference held March 17, 2011!
ON March 17, Asian Pacific American community organizations in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles expressed their alarm about severe proposed cuts to federal programs for seniors, children and the poor. In a press conference organized by the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council held at the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) office in Temple Street, Los Angeles, officers and representatives of several Asian American organizations urged the media and the public to encourage people to write to their Representatives in Congress and the Senate to reject the budget cuts earlier approved by the House.
On Thursday, March 17, 2011, InterIm CDA led local organizing efforts in Seattle to participate in a national press conference that brought attention to some devastating federal budget cuts Congress is considering. Simultaneous press briefings were held on the same day in four regions with significant Asian American and Pacific Islander populations across the country: Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. This coordination was spearheaded at the national level by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD).