Advocacy & Civic Engagement
Policy, Political Advocacy & Civic Engagement (PPACE).
Our political advocacy and civic engagement work is fueled by volunteers and community members. Our goal is to win concrete changes in local ordinances, state and federal legislation, on ballot measures, and through other public policy.
We couldn't do it without you!
Community & Policy Research
Periodically, APANO AF offers opportunities to review demographic and policy data to help shape analysis and inform our political priorities. Through these exercises, participants can learn how to leverage research, writing skills, and data to influence policy change. To learn more and hear of opportunities to engage in this process, let us know!
Each legislative session, APANO AF welcomes the community to join us in Salem for APANO AF’s Lobby Day. An opportunity to influence the decisions being made by elected officials about issues that affect our community, Lobby Day is a day-long event hosted at the Oregon State Capitol. There, APANO AF members use their collective stories to advance equity in meaningful conversations directly with our elected officials and their staff. These gatherings and legislative trainings leading up to Lobby Day prepare members to craft their stories and learn about the ongoing advocacy work at the capitol.
In our nonpartisan capacity, APANO AF partakes in campaigning and organizing year round. We hope to encourage and foster effective voter turnout. We participate in political education activities around specific ballot measure campaigns and issue areas. We create messaging that will turn out and engage AAPI voters, and we do that with the support of our community showing up. Thank you for all that you do!
Join us in our efforts to bring about the world we wish to see. Partake in our outreach through voter engagement and education. We’ll canvas together, phone-bank, write letters to the editor, and partake in speaker trainings — and we’ll have some fun doing it!