The California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA) will hold a public hearing in San Jose, CA. The event will include remarks by elected officials and testimony from community organizations, and will honor Congressman Mike Honda and other community leaders for their service.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Contact: Cirian Villavicencio

February 3, 2017                                             650.218.8906

Cirian.Villavicencio@gmail.com

THE CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN AFFAIRS TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON ISSUES OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN SAN JOSE

 

On Friday, February 10, 2017, the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA) will hold a public hearing in San Jose, CA.

The hearing agenda will include remarks by Assemblymember Ash Kalra about the California State Assembly’s agenda for the upcoming legislative session.  Other elected officials and local leaders have been invited to testify and speak on opportunities for the Commission to partner with local organizations to strengthen and support the APIA community.

Congressman Mike Honda will give remarks about his service in Congress and how the Commission can empower and engage the APIA community in light of federal challenges. The Commission will also recognize Congressman Honda with a lifetime service award.

The Commission will also present resolutions in recognition of San Jose-based APIA organizations and leaders for their exceptional work in serving the APIA community.

 

All meetings are open to the public.

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Santa Clara University

Music Recital Hall (please park in the North Parking Structure)
Hearing: 1pm – 4:30pm

The mission of the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs is to elevate the political, economic, and social issues of Asians and Pacific Islanders by contributing to and strengthening how state government addresses the needs, issues, and concerns of the diverse and complex Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. Commissioners are gubernatorial and state legislative appointees. To learn more, visit caapicommission.org, or call 650.218.8906.