Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

APAICS is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) org dedicated to promoting AAs & NH/PIs.

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the politica

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Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 07/08/2024

๐Ÿ‘€ Are you signed up for the virtual APAICS Energy & Sustainability Summit, taking place on July 24th? โšกWe are delighted to share some interesting facts about our powerhouse congressional speakers who will be featured at the virtual summit.๐Ÿ’กSwipe to learn more about each speaker!

๐Ÿ”‹Senator Brian Schatz (HI)
๐Ÿ”‹Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV)
๐Ÿ”‹Senator Alex Padilla (CA)
๐Ÿ”‹Congressman Scott Peters (CA-50)
๐Ÿ”‹Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-06)
๐Ÿ”‹US Rep Nanette Diaz Barragรกn (CA-44)

Find more details and register: https://www.apaics.org/energy-summit-2024

07/04/2024

Happy Independence Day from APAICS! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

07/01/2024

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Together, we can break the stigma and ensure access to mental health resources for everyone.

06/29/2024

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ APAICS President & CEO Madalene Mielke was recently featured on the podcast, "Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America." On the podcast, she speaks about her work in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) community and specifically how she strives to empower AA & NH/PI women. Check it out: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2cnDjBJfsAoUDXhcAqfcjf?si=ed62c35410a643b2

06/25/2024

Register TODAY for the next APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago! ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Join the APAICS network in the Windy City this August for an invaluable two-day training on how to run for office.

Apply and learn more: apaics.org/regional-leadership-academy

06/23/2024

42 years ago today, Vincent Chin passed away as a result of anti-Asian violence. We remember him and honor his life as we continue to fight against racism and injustice.

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/19/2024

๐Ÿ’ APAICS is honored to welcome the 2024 Women's Collective Summit honorary co-chairs!

โœจ Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
โœจ Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10)
โœจ State Senator Yasmin Trudeau, Washington State Senate, District 27
โœจ State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington State House of Representatives, District 37
โœจ State Representative Vandana Slatter, Washington State House of Representatives, District 48
โœจ State Representative My-Linh Thai, Washington State House of Representatives, District 41
โœจ State Representative Davina Duerr, Washington State House of Representatives, District 1

Find out more about the Women's Collective Summit here: apaics.org/womens-collective.

06/19/2024

Today, APAICS honors , which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

06/18/2024

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ APAICS IS HIRING A DEVELOPMENT MANAGER!

In this role, you will be responsible for the development and effective implementation of fundraising and marketing strategies under the direction of the Vice President of Development and External Affairs.

Help support our mission of increasing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander representation in all levels of government. To learn more and apply, please visit bit.ly/apaicsjobs.

06/17/2024

We are thrilled to announce our fourth and final plenary for the upcoming ! Check out the amazing speakers we have lined up to discuss common ground and compromise as two necessary leadership concepts. ๐ŸŒŸ

We'll see you soon, Seattle! ๐Ÿคฉ For the full planned program, please visit apaics.org/womens-collective.

06/16/2024

Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate!

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/14/2024

We are pleased to announce the panel topics for the 2024 APAICS Virtual Energy & Sustainability Summit, taking place July 24 from 12:00PM - 4:30PM ET! ๐Ÿ”‹โšก

Don't miss these electrifying panels on top-line energy issues affecting the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community and the nation at large. Learn more and register today: apaics.org/energy-summit-2024

06/14/2024

We're just TWO WEEKS AWAY from the 2024 in Seattle and we can hardly wait! โœจ In the meantime, take a look at another amazing plenary session that will explore the critical importance of multi-racial, multi-ethnic allyship and its profound impact for women and gender expansive people of color. ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒผ

Haven't secured your ticket yet? Register and learn more about this year's summit: apaics.org/womens-collective

06/13/2024

We're just TWO WEEKS AWAY from the 2024 in Seattle and we can hardly wait! โœจ In the meantime, take a look at another amazing plenary session that explore the critical importance of multi-racial, multi-ethnic allyship and its profound impact for women and gender expansive people of color. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Haven't secured your ticket yet? Register and learn more about this year's summit here: https://www.apaics.org/womens-collective

06/13/2024

Special offer: enjoy tickets starting at $30 and no handling fees for 10,000 Dreams: A Celebration of Asian Choreography at the Kennedy Center June 18โ€“23! โœจ

Curated by the Kennedy Center and Phil Chan, the weeklong festival shines the spotlight on Asian and Asian American choreographers. Follow the link or use promo code 566742 to claim this offer and join the celebration!

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/dance/2023-2024/asian-choreo-festival/?promocode=566742

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/13/2024

Stay safe this summer! โ˜€๏ธ

APAICS has partnered with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) to curate and disseminate the most updated COVID-19 and influenza resources created for and by the AA & NH/PI communities. These resources include guides and FAQs on COVID-19 and influenza transmission, prevention, and vaccinations, and are available in multiple AA & NH/PI languages.

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/12/2024

APAICS is proud to serve on the host committee for the Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) Leadership Summit 2024 and 2024 Presidential Town Hall! Join us as we come together to discuss the power of our electorate and hear from our presidential candidates and how they plan to empower our communities.

If you can't attend the Townhall in person, consider hosting a watch party! Find more information here: https://apiavote.org/get-involved/events/presidential-town-hall-watch-party/

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/12/2024

As a part of the , we are delighted to announce the 2024 Spotlight Award honorees! The award honors Asian American or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women for breaking barriers and outstanding leadership in elected office. The 2024 honorees are...

๐ŸŒŸ Mayor Lily Wu, City of Wichita, Kansas - the first Asian American mayor in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas.

๐ŸŒŸ State Representative Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky House of Representatives, District 40 - the first Indian American to be elected to the Kentucky State Legislature.

Congratulations Mayor Wu and State Representative Kulkarni! ๐Ÿ‘

Read more about the honorees and learn more about the Women's Collective here: apaics.org/womens-collective

06/10/2024

Don't miss this discussion on Gen Z Leadership at the ! Emerging Gen Z leaders will share what they need from current leaders to feel supported and succeed.

๐ŸŒธ Will you join us at the 2024 Women's Collective Summit? Register and find more information on the summit here: apaics.org/womens-collective

06/06/2024

๐ŸŒŸ We're excited to announce one of four plenaries that will be featured at this year's !

In this plenary session, our amazing speakers will share what leadership qualities are vital when democracy is under threat. ๐Ÿ‘€ Stay tuned for more plenaries and guest speakers that will be featured at this year' summit!

Don't miss out! Join the APAICS Women's Collective in Seattle, WA from June 28-29th. ๐Ÿ’โœจ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ”— Register and find more information on what to expect at the summit: apaics.org/womens-collective

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 06/05/2024

Check out the breakout sessions we have lined up for this year's summit and our amazing facilitators! ๐Ÿคฉ In each breakout session, facilitators will guide participants in conversations where participants can learn from each other.

We are ready for the Women's Collective Summit this June, are you? โœจ Learn more information on each breakout session and register for the summit: apaics.org/womens-collective


06/03/2024

๐Ÿ‚ Looking for a Fall internship?

Apply for the APAICS Office Internship to learn more about nonprofit work and connect with the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community in our nation's capital! The deadline to apply is July 12, 2024.

Learn more and apply: bit.ly/apaicsoffice


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06/01/2024

Happy Immigrant Heritage Month from the APAICS team! This month, we honor and celebrate the resilience, diversity, and contributions of immigrants to our country.


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06/01/2024

Happy Pride Month from APAICS! ๐ŸŒˆ


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Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 05/30/2024

Last week, the 2023-2024 fellowship drew to a close. At the farewell reception, fellows reflected on their time with APAICS, their experience in their host offices, and looked ahead to the future. We were honored to have Representatives Judy Chu (CA-28), Grace Meng (NY-06), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and Young Kim (CA-40) share their experience with our amazing fellows!

Congratulations to the fellowship cohort of 2023-2024! ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŒŸ

Thank you to all the host offices + staffers, our sponsors, and alumni who came to support our fellows. Big thank you to The American Petroleum Institute for hosting our reception!



๐Ÿ“ธ: Kaz Sasahara
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05/29/2024

Check out DC DOX Festival for the DC Premiere of film ADMISSIONS GRANTED, directed by Miao Wang & Hao Wu.

The film takes a thoughtful, urgent look at the landmark Supreme Court case that ended race consideration in college admissions through the eyes of those at the heart of the lawsuit challenging Harvard's race-conscious admissions program.

๐Ÿ“Watch it on Friday, June 14, 3:30 PM @ Landmark E-Street Cinema. Get tickets at www.dcdoxfest.com. ๐Ÿ‘€ The APAICS network can use the code "ADMISSIONS10" for a 10% discount!

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 05/28/2024

It's been two weeks since we held our hallmark heritage month events, and we are still basking in the glow! ๐Ÿคฉ From President Joe Biden keynoting the 30th Annual Awards Gala, Vice President Kamala Harris' viral fireside chat at the Legislative Leadership Summit (LLS), to Eric Nam ์—๋ฆญ๋‚จ keeping the party going at the After Party, this Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) Heritage Month has been one to remember. โœจ

We also celebrated the accomplishments of our outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner and honored AA & NH/PI leaders and diversity within our troops at the Military Leadership Appreciation Luncheon. ๐ŸŒŸ

Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us! We are honored to have celebrated 30 years of APAICS alongside our diverse community of AA & NH/PI leaders and with the support of our partners and sponsors.

To see more photos from our heritage month events, check out the APAICS Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apaics/albums/

Photography Credits:
Gala + After Party
๐Ÿ“ธ Kaz Sasahara
LLS + Military Luncheon
๐Ÿ“ธ Joy Asico
Alumni Dinner
๐Ÿ“ธ Les Talusan



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1 - President Biden keynotes Gala
2- Gala attendees
3 - Eric Nam performs at the After Party
4 - Vice President Harris at LLS
5 - Attendee asks a panelist a question at LLS
6 - Senator Duckworth at LLS
7 - Alumni Dinner awardee Dr. Riya Nathrani
8 - Alumni Dinner awardee Manpreet Teji with fellow alumni
9 - Military Luncheon awardee Dr. Ravi Chaudhary
10 - WW2 Veteran and NJROTC Cadet

05/27/2024

Today, APAICS honors and remembers those who have given their lives in service of our country.

Photos from Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)'s post 05/23/2024

๐Ÿ‘€ See any familiar faces? Check out these amazing internship and fellowship throwbacks from the APAICS archive! โฎ๏ธ From a single fellow in 1997 to larger and more diverse cohorts each year, APAICS programs have grown immensely over the past three decades and continue to evolve each year.

The APAICS Congressional internship and fellowship programs allow Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander individuals from around the United States and U.S. territories to start their careers in public service. Can we count on your contribution to support these life-changing programs? Donate today: https://www.apaics.org/giving



Want to see more historic APAICS photos? Check out the APAICS Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apaics/albums

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