CAPAA Public Board Meeting

The Commission will convene its Public Board Meeting on Saturday, June 26, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Based on guidance from the Department of Health related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the meeting will be held remotely via video conference call.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 848 9339 8225
Passcode: 047973

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This is a barrier-free event. Requests for accommodations, including translation or interpreter services, should be made to by Friday, June 18, 5:00 PM PT.

Happy Pride Month!

Governor Jay Inslee, upon request from the Washington State LGBTQ Commission, signed the 2021 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirit, and Intersex Pride Month.

Pride Month is a time for the recognition of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities, celebration of their contributions to our state’s history and culture, and fight for LGBTQ+ equality and liberation.

Throughout this month, follow us on social media as we share the stories and experiences of the ANHPI LGBTQ+ community. For ANHPI LGBTQ+ organizations and multilingual resources, check out CAPAA’s LGBTQ+ Resources page. For local organizations and resources, check out the LGBTQ Commission’s Resources page. We also had a discussion of LGBTQ and Anti-Asian Hatred with the LGBTQ Commission last month, which you can catch on their YouTube page.

Inslee announces eviction moratorium “bridge”

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation today between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is effective July 1 through September 30.The bridge is not an extension of the existing eviction moratorium, first declared in March 2020.

Under the new order, new provisions will support renters and landlords until resources and programs become available.

More than $650 million of federal relief dollars allocated to assist renters is predicted to be available beginning in July. This is in addition to the $500 million dollars previously released by the Department of Commerce to local governments for rental assistance and will help more than 80,000 landlords and renters.

For information on rental assistance available for you, check out the Department of Commerce’s Rent Assistance Providers List for the contact in your county.

You can read the full announcement from Governor Inslee here.

Why She Must Lead Book Launch

Vasudha Sharma’s new book Why She Must Lead: Bridging the Gap Between Opportunities and Women of Color is a manifesto about the situation of women, especially women of color, but embraces all women, including minority and transgender women, in the United States. Vasudha is herself an immigrant to the United States. Originally from New Delhi, India, today she resides in the Seattle suburbs, where she is a wife, mother of two boys, and doctor of physical therapy.

Vasudha’s educated voice of advocacy is what this country needs as America’s racial landscape changes. As Vasudha states in the book, drawing upon a study by the US census, by the year 2045, people of color will be the majority in the United States, and by 2060, women of color will represent the majority of women. That reflects the world our children and grandchildren will inherit, and they do not deserve to experience the same sexist and racial issues we currently face. As a result, it is time women’s voices are heard.

Making use of painstaking research, Why She Must Lead explores the situation of women of color today, primarily in the workplace, and then discusses ways to improve this situation.

To read more, visit

Updates for Fully Vaccinated Workers

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has released updated guidelines for fully vaccinated workers on changes to mask and distancing requirements.

A full list of the updates can be found here:…

Additionally, L&I will be holding upcoming webinars on Return to Work, Employer Incentives Program, L&I Essentials for Business Webinar, and much more. For more information on the workshops, go to:…

Shot of a Lifetime

The Washington State Lottery will be conducting a “Shot of a Lifetime” giveaway series during the month of June, working with state agencies, technology companies, sports teams and higher education institutions across the state to offer a myriad of different prizes to vaccinated individuals.

The incentives include:

  • Lottery cash drawings, with prizes totaling $2 million
  • Higher education tuition and expense assistance
  • Sports tickets and gear
  • Gift cards
  • Airline tickets
  • Game systems and smart speakers

This includes people who have been vaccinated in Washington, regardless of when. The incentives are not just for new vaccinations. Vaccinated Washingtonians don’t need to do anything to be entered in the four drawings. The Lottery will automatically gather names from the DOH statewide immunization database.

Vaccine Locator

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Washington residents ages 12 and up! If you or a loved one have not yet been vaccinated, there’s an easy way to find vaccinations near you! The Washington State Department of Health has a Vaccine Locator page available, or you can call 1-800-525-0127. Language assistance is available.

If you or someone you know is homebound and not able to leave the house to get the COVID-19 vaccine, homebound vaccination services are available through this survey:

Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities

Washington is home to vibrant communities and diverse residents who all have unique talents, skills and experiences. Governor Inslee places a high priority on boards, commissions, and agencies that are reflective of the diverse make-up of Washington and that utilize the impressive talent of our residents. We are always seeking skilled and experienced individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to participate in boards and commissions ensuring an effective and representative government.

We are excited to share the highlighted Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities.

As someone with deep roots in your respective communities and organizations, we hope that you will share these opportunities. Anyone interested in being appointed will need to fill out this Application. Please explore the Boards and Commissions Profiles if you are interested in learning more about the many opportunities to get involved!

Job Opportunities

Communications and Development Manager | FEEST Seattle | June 30, 2021

Housing Specialist I | Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) | Open until filled

Early Childhood Policy Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

Education Coalition Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

Organizing Fellowship Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

Environmental Planner | Puget Sound Partnership | June 28. 2021

California Program Manager | Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) | June 27, 2021

Immigration Policy Manager | Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) | June 27, 2021

PHIM COVID-19 EOC Technical Assistant | University of Washington International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH) | Open until filled

Assistant Director of Research | Washington Student Achievement Council | Open until filled

Program Associate for College Bound Scholarship and Outreach | Washington Student Achievement Council | July 21, 2021

Program Specialist 5 – South Central Community Engagement | Washington State Department of Commerce | Open until filled

Fiscal Analyst 2 – Payroll & Benefits | Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife | Open until filled

Fish Hatchery Specialist 2 – Non-Permanent | Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife | Open until filled

Information Governance Manager | Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife | Open until filled

Community Relations and Equity Director | Washington State Department of Health | Open until filled

Deputy Director – Public Health Laboratories (WMS Band 3) | Washington State Department of Health | Open until filled

L&I IT Application Developer, Journey | Washington State Department of Labor & Industries | Open until filled

L&I Industrial Hygienist 3, In-Training, Region 2 (Asbestos Hazards) | Washington State Department of Labor & Industries | Open until filled

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education and Early Learning | Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction | Open until filled

Administrative Assistant | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Communications Director | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Executive Administrative Assistant | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Public Outreach Coordinator | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Senior Staff Coordinator | Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee | Open until filled

Earth Service Corps Program Instructor | YMCA | Sept. 1, 2021

RFP Opportunities

Asian and Pacific Islander Resiliency RFP | City of Seattle Human Services Department | June 25, 2021
Analysis of requirement for hearing instruments benefit RFP | Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner | July 12, 2021