This month we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and recognize the tremendous contributions API communities have made to our democracy! In particular, please follow and support the monumental efforts of ReflectUS Coalition member Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) as they work to promote API participation and representation at all levels of government.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, ReflectUS will host its next quarterly State Network meeting. The State Network is an opportunity for advocates and leaders at the state and local level to come together and share best practices and strategies for advancing women’s political and civic leadership. At this meeting, we will be joined by South Carolina Women's Leadership Network, who will discuss their innovative work on MatchBoard, which helps connect citizens with open positions on Boards and Commissions. Additionally, we will also have Bill Track 50 joining us to share about their bill tracking software, which will be useful as we track legislation around the country regarding women's political and civic leadership. Join us by registering here.
Lastly, I hope you will consider attending one of the many in-person and online events our Coalition members are hosting. From conferences to galas, our Coalition members are doing it all! Below you’ll find all of the latest information on how to join these upcoming events.
Tiffany Gardner, ReflectUS CEO
About the Annual APAICS Awards Gala
The APAICS Annual Awards Gala Dinner is the culmination of our nation’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, a celebration of the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of AA & NH/PIs in the United States. APAICS expects more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, including community, business, and political leaders.
The gala is the largest gathering of AA & NH/PI elected officials and government appointees at the federal, state, and local levels. Past speakers and awardees at the dinner include President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Senator Mazie Hirono, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Martha Choe, Deepa Iyer, George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, and Randall Park, among others.
Stay tuned to the APAICS website as they release more information on the performance lineup, keynote speakers, and silent auction!
NOTE: For Gala Attendance, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend without exception. The full policy can found here.
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