This year, every Seattle resident over 18 is eligible to use four $25 Democracy Vouchers to donate to City Council and City Attorney elections, thanks to the Honest Elections Seattle (I-122) initiative that passed in 2015. We are creating workshops to educate our APIA community about how to apply for and use their Democracy Vouchers. We are translating our workshops in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog.
This year, the 2017 legislative session is scheduled to end April 23, 2017. We are monitoring bills affecting the APIA community. We are members of the Racial Equity Team, Washington Voting Justice Coalition, Washington Voting Rights Act Coalition, Voter Registration Coalition, Automatic Voter Registration Coalition, and Honest Elections Coalition.
APA Legislative Day
Each year, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) organizes APA Legislative Day. This year, APA Legislative Day is Thursday, February 23, 2017. We will be bussing with other organizations from the Chinatown International District to the State Capitol in Olympia. There will be cultural performances, a rally, and legislative appointments. This is a great opportunity to make our issues and concerns heard!