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Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE), a 501c4 nonprofit organization, envisions a just America that assures social, economic, and political equity for the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community. It works to transform our democracy by politically engaging and empowering the diverse AAPI community, and holding our leaders accountable to progressive values of social, economic, and political justice.


Our Vision

We envision a just, inclusive, and progressive Washington State with racial, political, and economic equity for all people, including AAPIs.

Our Mission

We expand democracy by identifying and removing barriers that prevent AAPIs from full civic engagement. We create pathways that educate and mobilize our diverse communities to take civic action across Washington State.


In each election year APACE supports and endorses candidates with proven track records of standing up for our diverse communities.  We make sure elected officials hear voice and concerns of our community and help get out the vote for candidates who share our values.



Help us register, educate and encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington to vote by donating to the APACE. Your gift may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



We rely on volunteers to reach out into our communities to register Asian Pacific Islander (API) citizens in Washington and to encourage them to vote. Help create API voting power by donating as little as three hours of your time.


Civic Engagement

APACE is dedicated to broadening democracy for Asian and Pacific Islanders in Washington State.  We work to bring candidates and ballot measure campaigns to the forefront, and lift the voice of our community ensuring that elected officials hear how policies impact our neighborhoods, communities, and lives. We also holds our elected officials accountable and fights for issues that will positively impact our AAPI communities.



Register to Vote Online

July 9th, 2020|

We have partnered with Fuse and Win Win to provide online voter registration for Washington State. If you have any questions, please contact staff at info@apace-votes.org.

Help APACE Demand Justice: Defund Seattle Police

June 10th, 2020|

APACE stands with the three demands set forth by COVID-19 Mutual Aid Seattle to: Seattle’s Mayor and City Council must immediately defund Seattle Police Department (SPD). The city faces a $300 million budget shortfall due to COVID-19. Seattle City Council should propose and vote for a 50% cut from the $363 million already budgeted for SPD.Seattle’s Mayor and City Council must protect and expand investments to make our communities safe, prioritizing community-led health and safety [...]

APACE demands Justice for George Floyd and Urges all Asian Americans to stand with the African American community

June 2nd, 2020|

The recent murder of George Floyd by Minnesota law enforcement was an unconscionable act that demands the ongoing need for police accountability and the end of police brutality. One of the officers is Asian American and this cannot be overlooked--Asian Americans continue to be actively complicit in the anti-Black racism that results in the death of Black and Brown lives. When the Asian American community was targeted with anti-Asian racism during COVID-19, we were quickly [...]


April 13th, 2020|

In 1997, Asian Pacific American Coalition for Equality formed a state-wide AAPI coalition to join other communities of color, women’s organizations, and national organizations to oppose the passage of I-200, an initiative to end affirmative action in Washington State. Since then, APACE (now known as Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment) has worked to realize political, economic and racial equity for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Combating racism, hate and ignorance is therefore directly [...]

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