We are a statewide network of community organizations dedicated to promoting equitable access to culturally competent and linguistically accessible health and human services, economic development for small businesses, civil and human rights, equal access to education and other concerns of Asian Pacific Americans, including immigrants, refugees, and citizens in Washington State.

Asian Pacific American Legislative Day

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Register to Vote

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Recent Updates


Thank you on behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of WA State

On behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State, thank you to everyone who participated and came to the 2012 Asian Pacific American Summit on September 21 in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Thank you to our sponsors National Coalition for Asian American Community Development (CAPACD), United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, ResCare HomeCare, Union Bank and Washington Education Association. Thanks to over 100 endorsers statewide!

Over 1000 people attended from over 25 language groups. Mee Moua, the first Hmong woman to be elected to the Minnesota State Senate and current President of the Asian American Justice Center, gave an inspirational call to action. U.S. Senator Patty Murray shared greetings and an important message on civic engagement. We’re grateful to former U.S. Representative for Washington Jay Inslee and to Attorney General of Washington Rob McKenna, for their participation in the gubernatorial candidate forum.

Many attendees at the event that had not already registered to vote were motivated to register at the event. Many that were already registered to vote signed Pledge to Vote cards.

We encourage everyone who is registered to vote, to vote for the candidate of their choice and to get their ballots in! Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 6, 2012. The Asian Pacific Islander community is the swing vote in many states. Washington State Asian Pacific Islanders could be the swing vote in Washington State. Your vote could determine who our next governor will be. Your vote will also help determine who will be elected as president of the United States, and the outcome of many location elections. Please vote! The future of our community, state, and country depend on it!


Register for the 2012 APA Summit

We’re a little over a month away from the 2012 APA Summit on Friday, September 21. Let us know you’re attending the summit and spread the word to family and community members about this free event.

This historic event will celebrate Asian Pacific American unity, diversity and civic engagement in Washington State and we expect it to be the largest event of its kind in the nation.

Showcasing Asian and Pacific Islander cultural entertainment, organizations, and businesses, the summit will bring together registered voters who speak more than 20 languages and will help register additional voters. It also will feature a multilingual gubernatorial candidate forum with real-time translation.

Mee Moua, the first Hmong woman elected to a state senate and current President of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker.

Register for the 2012 APA Summit today!


Save the date for APA Summit 2012

In September 2012, a broad coalition of Asian Pacific American community organizations, spanning many ethnic and linguistic groups, under the leadership of the APIC, will hold the statewide 2012 Asian Pacific American Summit: Celebrating Unity and Civic Involvement.

APIC’s mission is to empower the Asian Pacific American community by educating our community and increasing civic participation. That is why APIC – along with our community partners – will be sponsoring the Summit on September 21, 2012.

The Summit is expected to draw 5,000 Asian Pacific Americans who collectively speak 25 languages to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. We will be inviting the United States Senate and Washington gubernatorial candidates to answer questions in a multilingual forum.

At the Summit, we will showcase cultural entertainment and our organizations and businesses. We will register voters, provide information on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community and link participants to Asian Pacific American community based organizations.

Mark September 21, 2012 on your calendar to attend APA Summit 2012!

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