On May 26th Asian Pacific American Law Center (APALC) presented CAPAFR?s (Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting) maps for CA State Assembly and CA State Senate for 9 counties to the State Citizens Redistricting Commission

On June 10th the Commission released its official first draft of redistricting maps for State Senate, State Assembly and U. S. Congress.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011, 6 pm (sharp) CAPAFR-SAN DIEGO web conference call; 5:45 pm meet at COPAO, 832 E Ave, National City; RSVP email
- Review, discuss Commission maps vs CAPAFR-SD maps
- Rank SD regional coalition priorities
- Strategize course of action

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Community comment on Commission?s 1st draft of redistricting maps
Where? SD City Council Chambers, City Administration Bldg, 202 C Street, 12th Floor, San Diego 92101
Questions? Contact Palma Hooper, President, SCAPAL (Southwest Center for Asian Pacific American Law), CAPAFR Regional Partner,,, 858.752.2220


On May 13, speaking on behalf of the Alliance at NPASE West (Navy Public Affairs):

MURRAY LEE, Curator of Chinese American History, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, and author of In Search of Gold Mountain: A History of the Chinese in San Diego, California, and
JUDY PATACSIL,Counselor/Professor at San Diego Miramar College, President of the San Diego Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), and lead author of Filipinos in San Diego.


Help Japan

Please help the people of Japan recover from devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis that hit Northeast Japan on March 11, 2011. Here is website created by Japanese community at Johns Hopkins University to guide donors from abroad reach reliable, locally-active NGOs engaged in emergency relief. Please give.

Reporting from NE Japan

On the ground with UNICEF relief team working towards recovery from earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan: