• 01/13/2021
    In a year of unprecedented challenges, we are truly grateful for the people who’ve stepped up to care and fight for our communities at this time. Thank you to everyone who delivered food, masks, and school supplies to our families, working to ensure that our communities had what they needed to survive and thrive. Thank you to our frontline healthcare workers, who saved countless lives in the face of an unrelenting pandemic. Thank you to the organizations and volunteers who helped individuals and businesses apply for assistance, ensuring that resources were accessible to all… Read more
  • 12/23/2020
    On December 22, CAPAA Executive Director Toshiko Hasegawa and her husband welcomed baby Keiko Rose Charles into the world. We wish the new parents joy and happiness as they navigate this new chapter of their lives. E.D. Hasegawa will be taking an extended leave through March 2021. In her absence, the following are the best ways to get ahold of CAPAA: General inquiries: Project Manager Rosa Mai: Chair Nam Nguyen: In observance of state holidays, CAPAA will be closed on the following days: Thursday, December 24th… Read more
  • 11/18/2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH as the new Washington state secretary of health starting December 21. Dr. Shah currently serves as executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health in Texas. “Dr. Shah brings an unrivaled expertise, knowledge and passion for public health,” Inslee said. “His leadership will help us lead Washington state through the next crucial phase of this pandemic. He is uniquely suited to continue our nation-leading response. An immigrant, originally from Pakistan and raised in Ohio, equity is incorporated and… Read more
  • 10/13/2020
    In honor of Filipinx American History Month and recognizing the tremendous legacy of Filipinx civil rights activism, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) invites you to a lunch hour special event: The Filipinx American Fight for Workers’ Rights: As told by Cindy Domingo & David Della Thursday, October 29, 12 PM Cindy Domingo, Pinay labor rights activist, and David Della, community advocate and former CAPAA Executive Director, will tell the story of the movement that took down a dictator: from the treatment of Filipino cannery workers in Alaska,… Read more