We envision a just, inclusive and progressive America that assures racial, political, and economic equity for all people, including Asian American Pacific Islanders.
APACE expands democracy by identifying and removing barriers that prevent AAPIs from being fully civically engaged. We work to create pathways that mobilize, educate and activate our diverse communities to take civic action across Washington State.
POLITICAL ACTION – We mobilize AAPI voices and votes to be a unified and powerful force in electoral and civic affairs.
TRANSFORMATION – We recognize electoral processes alone are not enough to create widespread systems change and that true social change comes from an equal investment in personal, institutional, and structural transformation.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We prioritize transparency and modeling a culture of learning that embraces resilience, reflection, and reparation.
COMMUNITY – We are committed to building partnerships, strengthening local networks, practicing shared decision making, and regularly seeking input to better understand the needs of our diverse community.
SELF DETERMINATION – We value the wisdom and experience of every voice in our community and are committed to creating pathways for all AAPIs to participate in determining our future.
EQUITY – We acknowledge systems of oppression impact individuals differently based on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, religion, immigration status, English-proficiency, ability, age, and class, and are committed to building political power that is centered on the voices of those most impacted by injustice.
- Look on our social media for stories of our community leaders and why they vote.
- Look out for APACEvotes tables at local community events and register/pledge to vote with us!
- Are you a college student? APACEvotes is hosting its inaugural Campus Vote Competition! Compete with other student groups and engage with your campus on issues you’re passionate about.
- Interested in getting more involved? We are currently accepting volunteer and intern applications. Please see the volunteer tab for more information!