NOTICE: July Executive Board Elections

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Dear AAPI Democratic Cub Members:

You are hereby notified that the AAPI Democratic Club will hold an election for the new eBoard on July 18, 2020. The application process for candidates is now open for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer & Secretary. Those who are interested in running, please submit your application to [email protected] including:

  • the position interested
  • a candidate statement - why you are interested in the position, qualifications & experience that you have to contribute to the position, and a short bio of your background
  • headshot photo
  • contact information (email / phone number) for members who may want to reach you for more information about your candidacy

Application must be submitted by July 11, 2020 for consideration. Please note that at the last meeting, the club members also decided to not allow floor nominations on the day of the election.

AAPI Dems Walk for Monica Montgomery for Council District 4

Help us bring true representation to District 4. Come support the AAPI Democratic Club’s endorsed candidate, Monica Montgomery on Sunday, October 7 from 2:00-5:00pm. We will be canvassing and phone banking the district to talk to AAPI voters. If we don’t walk, we don’t win. Join us!

AAPI Dems Walk for Monica
Sunday, October 7, 2018
6377 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

Sign-up for one of our new Committees!

Do you want to help mobilize the Asian American and Pacific Islander community during the 2018 Election Cycle? Please consider volunteering on one of the AAPI Democratic Club’s new committees to help us make an impact this Election Year.

Help AAPI Dems make an impact in the community by joining one of our new Committees! 

We ask our members to help us make a presence in the community by registering voters, planning special events, and outreaching to other groups about becoming more involved in the democratic process.

Click here to sign-up and volunteer on a Committee!

The AAPI Dems Executive Board has established the following committees:

Voter Registration Committee – Chaired by Avril Prakash

Help us register more AAPI voters to the Democratic Party by tabling at community events, attending naturalization ceremonies for new citizens, and participating in voter registration drives.

Activities and Events Committee – Chaired by Maggie Ta

Help us to plan activities and events for Club members such as socials, fundraisers, and volunteer events.

Outreach Committee – Chaired by Mark Leo

Help us to outreach to other AAPI organizations in San Diego including student groups, cultural organizations, coalitions, and political action committees. Outreach will help us to recruit new members and campaign for our candidates.

For more information on committees, or if you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!

March 2018 Endorsement Meeting

Join the AAPI Democratic Club on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be located at SEIU Local 221 (4004 Kearny Mesa Road).

We will be holding our endorsement caucus and voting on endorsements in the the following races:

  • CA Governor
  • U.S. House of Representatives – 49th Congressional District
  • San Diego City Council – District 4
  • San Diego City Council – District 6
  • San Diego City Council – District 8
  • Chula Vista City Council – District 1

    March Endorsement Meeting
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    SEIU Local 221 (4004 Kearny Mesa Rd.)

Join Us for a Week of Activities during the CDP Convention!

The California Democratic Party will be hosting their 2018 Convention here in San Diego from February 23-25! Join the AAPI Democratic Club as we build energy and excitement for the Convention and the 2018 Election Year.

Please consider joining us for a week of events (flyers with more information below):

San Diego API Democratic Mixer

Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00-8:00pm
Common Theory Public House (4805 Convoy St.)

Please join us at our San Diego API Mixer! We will come together in an informal setting to meet fellow Democrats, enjoy no-host beverages and light appetizers. This will be an opportunity for us to share what San Diego API Democrats are doing, discuss the issues that matter to API Democrats, and talk about ways we can get involved this election year. Let’s kick off 2018 right as we prepare for the Gubernatorial Debate and the California Democratic Party State Convention both hosted in Sunny San Diego.

CA Gubernatorial Debate & Post-Debate Happy Hour

Debate: Thursday, February 22 from 5:00-6:30pm (doors open at 4:00pm)
Jacobs Center (404 Euclid Ave.)

The San Diego County Democratic Party is hosting our first-ever gubernatorial debate in February! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see our candidates onstage together: Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, and State Treasurer John Chiang.

Happy Hour: Thursday, February 22 from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Thorn Brewing in Barrio Logan (1745 National Ave.)

Join us for a joint post-debate happy hour to debrief on the Gubernatorial Debate with the Chicano Democratic Association. We will meet at the new Thorn Brewing in Barrio Logan, just a few minutes away from the debate!

Mixer with the API Caucus of the California Young Democrats

Friday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00pm
Basic Bar/Pizza (410 10th Ave.)

Join CYD API Caucus for their annual meeting and mixer, cohosted by AAPI Democratic Club San Diego, for pizza and drinks at the 2018 California Democratic Party Convention in San Diego!

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Meeting of the California Democratic Party

Saturday, February 24 from 7:30pm-9:15pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room #29AB

Join us for the API Caucus for their official convention meeting! They will be honoring our Trailblazers and Rising Star! They are also inviting our API federal and state leaders to address the caucus.  More details and agenda to follow.

Room #: 29AB
Room capacity: 330 people

November Club Meeting

November 2017 Meeting

Join the AAPI Democratic Club on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00pm for our November meeting! The meeting will be located at SEIU Local 221 (4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111).

At this meeting we will be discussing our endorsement calendar, candidate questionnaire, and endorsement guidelines. We will also notice for Executive Board elections in January 2018.

November Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111

6:10pm – Pledge of Allegiance and Approval of Minutes
6:15pm – Candidate and Elected Official Remarks
6:30pm – Action: 2018 Election Cycle Endorsement Process
7:00pm – Discussion: Executive Board Elections
7:15pm – Announcements & Adjourn

2016 Endorsements

The candidates below were endorsed during the 2016 election cycle. Of the 9 endorsements that were made by AAPI Democratic Club, 6 candidates won their races.

San Diego City Attorney: Gil Cabrera for City Attorney
San Diego City Council District 1: Barbara Bry for City Council
San Diego City Council District 3: Chris Ward for City Council
San Diego City Council District 7: Justin DeCesare for San Diego City Council 2016
Chula Vista City Council District 3: Steve Padilla for Chula Vista City Council
Chula Vista City Council District 4: Eduardo Reyes for Chula Vista City Council District 4
CA Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria
CA Senate District 39: Toni G. Atkins

U.S. Congress (CA-52): Representative Scott Peters

Our members also voted to find the following candidates acceptable in San Diego City Council District 9:

Ricardo Flores for City Council
Georgette Gómez for City Council
Sarah Saez for City Council