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Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting

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Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting
Party:Nonpartisan
Website:Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting
The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting (CAPAFR) is a nonpartisan coalition advocating for Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in relation to redistricting in California.

Mission

CAPAFR lists is goals as submitting "a statewide assembly map and a statewide state senate map that secure new district lines that provide fair representation for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Through the redistricting process, CAPAFR hopes to promote community empowerment."[1]

History

CAPAFR was originally formed in 1990 in order to participate in the 1991 redistricting. Since then it has expanded from its focus on Los Angeles and San Francisco to also include the nine counties of Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.[1]

Regions and Lead Organizations


PSA for CAPAFR featuring Congresswoman Judy Chu

As of April 8, 2011, CAPAFR lists the following regions they cover and the lead organization in the area:[2]

  • Statewide Anchor - Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
  • Alameda County: East Bay Asian Voter Education Consortium
  • Fresno County: Fresno Center for New Americans
  • Los Angeles County - Metro: Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
  • Los Angeles County - San Gabriel Valley: Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
  • Los Angeles County - South Bay: Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
  • Orange County: Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • Sacramento County: Coalition of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy & Leadership
  • San Diego County: Southwest Center for Asian Pacific American Law
  • San Francisco and San Mateo Counties: Asian Law Caucus, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
  • Santa Clara County: Asian Law Alliance

See also

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