Asian Pacific American Leadership Project (APALP) hosts applicant recruitment event and panel discussion entitled “How to Build a Political Infrastructure”

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

S.F. Hilton Hotel Chinatown, Jackson Room

750 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Light Refreshments will be served

This is a Free Event compliments of the APALP.
Please RSVP to bjnate@gmail.com or call 916.995.3981


APALP is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that annually trains and prepares a select group of Asian Pacific Americans for the challenges of running for elected office.  Each class is typically limited to 10-12 individuals and is taught by some of the top campaign managers, political consultants and election strategists in the county. The training or “boot camp” is held over two separate weekends, one in Northern California and the other in Southern California (two days in each location).  Selection to the training program, which shall take place in January and February of 2010, is considered very competitive.  (You will find more details about APALP in the attached application form).

Important links:

APALP 2010 Application (PDF)

APALP Dec 9 INVITE (PDF)

“The training I received from the APALP was invaluable. They bring in the best consultants in the state to serve as trainers, and frankly the hands-on attention and access one receives would be worth thousands of dollars and cannot be found else where.”

HON. LENA L. TAM, P.E.,
City of Alameda
Vice Mayor

“It has been an honor to serve as co-chair of the APALP Honorary Advisory Board since the inception of the project. This is an excellent project to help encourage and train APIA leaders to serve in public life.”

HON. MIKE HONDA, U.S. Representative

“For APIAs to win public office, they must be ready to handle the demands of tough political campaigns. We need to support qualified candidates by giving them the tools and skills they need to succeed on the campaign trail. The APALP candidate training program has had tremendous success and I encourage anyone to apply if they are serious about winning.”

HON. ALBERTO TORRICO
Member California State Assembly
Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

S U C C E S S   S T O R I E S

Below is a partial list of APALP “Success Stories”:

HON. DAVID CHIU candidate training class of 2006, was elected o the S.F. Board of Supervisors in November 2008. In January 2009, he became the first ever APA to become the President of the S.F. Board of Supervisors.

HON. ROD HSIAO, candidate training class of 2006, was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Education.

HON. EVAN LOW, candidate training class of 2004, was elected to the Campbell City Council. HON. ERIC MAR, candidate training class of 2004, was re-elected to the S.F. Board of Education.  In November 2008, Eric was elected to the S.F. Board of Supervisors.

HON. LENA TAM, candidate training class of 2004, was elected to the Alameda City Council—Lena was the top vote getter.

HON. PHIL TING, candidate training class of 2004, was re-elected S.F. Assessor-Recorder.

HON. BETTY YEE, candidate training class of 2004, was elected to the California State Board of Equalization.

HON. ROBERT BONTA, candidate training class of 2006, served as campaign manager in Lena Tam’s successful election to the Alameda City Council.  Rob was elected to the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors

HON. STEVE NGO, candidate training class of 2007, elected to the S.F. Community College Board of Trustees in November 2008.

HON. GILBERT WONG, candidate training class of 2007, elected to the Cupertino City Council in 2007

Light Refreshments will be served
This is a Free Event compliments of the APALP
Please RSVP to bjnate@gmail.com or call 916.995.3981

The Asian Pacific American Leadership Project (APALP) is a non-partisan and non-profit 501(C3) organization dedicated to civic participation of APAs in American public life.We are committed to engaging the APA community in active civic participation by creating, supporting, building and strengthening the local community infrastructure to help prepare and train qualified APA leaders and emerging leaders for public service.

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