Asian-Pacific Islander Committee

Overview

Asian-Pacific Islander Committee

Vision Statement:

The Local 1000 Asian-Pacific Islander Committee will work to empower APIs in the labor movement by ensuring that API workers are recognized, valued, and respected. We will apply that power to share the social, economic, and political issues facing us by developing API members to lead in our Union, in our worksites and in our communities. We do so to leave a stronger, more inclusive union for future generations.

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API Organizing Leadership Program

 

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Stop Asian Hate Toolkit for AAPI Partners and SEIU Members

Overview 

On Tuesday, March 15th, a white man murdered eight people in three Atlanta area massage parlors. Six of them were Asian women. This is yet another tragic example of the escalating violence and hate that has been directed at the AAPI community, seeded by racist rhetoric from Donald Trump and his Republican allies. AAPI hate crimes are on the rise, with almost 4,000 incidents in the past calendar year alone continue reading…

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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE OX!

On behalf of the SEIU Local 1000 Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Human Rights Committee, we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year in the Year of the Ox.

As we celebrate this New Year during the pandemic, please stay safe and healthy by having a small, immediate family gathering with social distancing, and please wear masks.

We can enjoy our New Year in a way that keeps us all safe!

To our frontline heroes: We urge you to take the vaccine to protect your loved ones, yourselves, and your patients. Please visit

Let’s work together to fight this pandemic and keep all of us safe! 

Thank you,
SEIU LOCAL 1000 API Committee

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SEIU Local 1000 Asian-Pacific Islander Committee Responds to President Biden’s Executive Actions

On January 26, 2021, President Biden signed four executive actions, one of which specifically addresses housing, justice reforms, and actions to combat xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We applaud these efforts, but we also realize this is just the beginning of our hard work to recovery. It is up to us to come together for what is right, and it is also up to us to hold our elected officials accountable in lifting up all working families, regardless of race, class, gender, or religion. We are in a moment where we can change history and not let it repeat itself, but it starts with me and you…US!

Christina Calugcugan
Asian-Pacific Islander Committee

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Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
Watch Parties

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SEIU International will be conducting 3 watch parties on  May 11, 18 & 25. All 3 days are different episodes followed by a panel discussion of SEIU leaders along with community leaders discussing the importance of Asian American History and the significance of coming together in this moment.

Screening & Discussion Nights:
May 11, 8-10pm ET // 5-7pm PT (episodes 1-2)
May 18, 8-10pm ET // 5-7pm PT (episodes 3-4)
May 25, 8-10pm ET // 5-7pm PT (episode 5)

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API Community Briefing 

On March 31, 2020, SEIU 1000’s Asian Pacific Islander Committee leaders attended a community briefing via Zoom. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) to hear how elected officials and community leaders are addressing the rise of hate crimes and anti-Asian sentiment due to the coronavirus outbreak and cover ground on many aspects of how COVID-19 is affecting Asian American communities at large.

Elected officials, including Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressman Mark Takano, Congressman Ted Lieu, and other community & business leaders, joined the briefing.

If you’re interested in connecting with Local 1000’s API Committee, email us at APICommittee@seiu1000.org

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API Members Choose Leadership

More than 100 union leaders attended SEIU’s first Asian Pacific Islander (API) Leadership Summit in Anaheim in August. The Summit’s theme was “Together We Rise” and sought to unite and empower member leaders and staff to build power and to organize against the threats facing the labor movement and our communities.