Legislative Update for April 14, 2017

CAPAA seeking board applicants by June 1

The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs is requesting applications for candidates interested in serving on our board.

CAPAA has an advisory board consisting of twelve governor-appointed commissioners representing the state’s diverse Asian Pacific American communities. Commissioners serve a three-year term and attend five commission meetings per year. They build relationships in their community and work to find solutions by hosting community meetings, serving on committees, examining issues, and advising decision-makers.

The Commission requests that applications are received by June 1 to be considered for potential openings on the board that may occur in June.

To apply, please complete the online application on the governor’s website. You may attach your resume and additional materials you would like considered before submitting the application.

For more information about serving as a Commissioner, visit the CAPAA website.

Legislative Session Update

The 2017 regular legislative session is scheduled to conclude in nine days. If legislators are unable to pass a budget and complete their work by April 23, the governor can call a special session to provide additional time.

Of more than 2,800 bills introduced, about 350 bills are still considered alive. Legislators will be spending the next week negotiating amendments in order to send legislation to the governor’s desk.

View a list of legislation CAPAA is tracking that may be of interest to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Gov. Inslee has declared May 2017 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Washington State. APA Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate diverse Asian and Pacific Islander cultures by participating in activities that commemorate the lives, history, achievements, and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans.

View a list of APA events and resources.

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