• 12/29/2021
    Seattle Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell has announced that Snohomish County Executive Director Kendee Yamaguchi will be appointed as Deputy Mayor of Seattle. A former CAPAA Executive Director, Yamaguchi will bring a legacy of public service to the position. “Following the footsteps of notable community leaders before me, I hope to carry on the legacy of AAPIs who have served our City,” Yamaguchi said on the announcement. “I am honored and excited to take this shining city forward alongside Seattle’s first mayor of Asian ancestry.” CAPAA Executive Director Toshiko Hasegawa celebrated the… Read more
  • 12/23/2021
    As we move into 2022, we leave a year unlike any other. As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the ANHPI communities of the state of Washington. In this last year, we’ve helped coordinate vaccinations and pushed to prioritize the members of our community who were most at-risk, and ensured that everyone had the information they needed to stay safe and healthy. We’ve held conversations with community leaders and elected officials to uplift the stories and voices in our communities. We spoke out against the rise in anti-Asian hate and provided resources to report instances… Read more
  • 11/05/2021
    News Release Contact: Yasmin Trudeau | 714-474-3190 | For Immediate Release November 5, 2021 OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, November 2nd, Yasmin Trudeau resigned from her position as Commissioner on the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), effective immediately, to serve as the State Senator for the 27th Legislative District. Senator Trudeau will serve the remainder of the term of former State Senator Jeannie Darnielle (27th LD – D). She is the first Muslim and first Bengali American to serve in the Washington State Legislature. “It is an… Read more
  • 10/12/2021
    October is Filipino/a/x American History Month, a time for us to celebrate the history, contributions, and future of the Fil-Am community, especially here in Washington state. Washington is the proud home of vibrant Indipino communities, Fil-Am led labor reforms, Carlos Bulosan, the Filipino American National History Society, the Young Filipino People’s Far West Convention, Dorothy and Fred Cordova, Uncle Bob Santos, and so many more. Throughout the month, we will be posting about Fil-Am history, especially in the Pacific Northwest, on our Facebook page. A full list of events throughout the… Read more