In 2008, APAP established an affiliated Political Action Committee (PAC) to endorse candidates and administer our Pipeline project, a program that trains and places fellows on campaigns.
HOW TO GET AN ENDORSEMENT
If you are a candidate or elected official and you would like our political action committee's official endorsement, please fill out this Endorsement Application (Word document).
1.) Fill out the application and submit via email to our endorsement committee
2.) The endorsement committee will review and make a recommendation. In some cases, the committee may request an additional phone interview.
3.) The endorsement committee will make a recommendation to the Board who will have the final vote on all endorsements
APAP PAC Endorsements
APAP PAC supports progressive candidates at all levels of government. We endorsed President Barack Obama in August 2007. Our most recent endorsements include:
October 2009 - Mark Keam for Virginia House of Delegates (VA-35)
September 2009 - Dr. Manan Trivedi for Congress (PA-06)
March 2009 - Sam Yoon for Mayor of Boston
February 2009 - Judy Chu for Congress (CA-32)
If you would APAP PAC to sign on as a supporter of any ballot initiatives, please email us a apafp (at) apaforprogress.org
Asian American Pipeline Project
This past year, APAP PAC also launched the Pipeline Project which placed five young AAPI's on political campaigns for the November 2008 elections. Fellows were placed on the following campaigns:
Darcy Burner (WA-01) Ashwin Madia (MN-03) Dan Seals (IL-10) Dina Titus (NV-02) Ellen Cohen (TX Rep - 134)
Applications for the 2009 cycle will be available in May 2009. Fellows will be placed on campaigns starting at the end of the summer.
Glen S. Fukushima Campaign Fellowship
APAP PAC is proud to announce the Glen S. Fukushima Campaign Fellowship. Selected fellows will receive a cash stipend and free housing to work on an exciting campaign. The campaign fellowship is made possible through a donation by Glen. S. Fukushima, a former Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan and China at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. Click here for the Fukushima Application
The deadline for this year's fellowship with Judy Chu for Congress (CA-32 ) has passed.