May Membership Meeting

May Membership Flyer

Come join the AAPI Democratic Club San Diego for our May meeting in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Food and drinks will be provided. We will be having a joint event with the AAPI Caucus of SEIU Local 221.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Tom Wong. Dr. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Wong’s research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant illegality. As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth and has written on comparative immigration control policies and the politics of immigration reform. Wong’s research has been used widely by policymakers and organizations that serve immigrant communities. His most recent publication is the first nationwide analysis of the Obama administration’s policy of Deferred Action (DACA), which provides relief from deportation for undocumented youth.

Please note this meeting will be at a NEW location, which is at Ansir Innovation Center.

AAPI Democratic Club May Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ansir Innovation Center – 4685 Convoy St Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92111

6:00pm – Networking
6:15pm – Guest Speaker: Dr. Tom Wong
7:00pm – Q&A
7:15pm – Amendment to Bylaws: Pre-Endorsement Caucus Participation
7:30pm – Announcements & Adjourn

We will take a vote to amend our bylaws at this meeting. As you all know, the 2016 Presidential election is quickly approaching. In order for our club to represent AAPI interests and participate in the Pre-Endorsement Caucuses, we must amend our bylaws to include the following:

ARTICLE – CLUB REPRESENTATIVES

SECTION 1: California Democratic Party

Club representatives to the California Democratic Party’s Pre-Endorsement Conferences shall be allocated as follows: one representative, resident in the Assembly District, for each full (not fraction thereof) 20 registered Democratic members in good standing in the Assembly District who are listed on a roster submitted, by July 1 of each odd-numbered year, to both the San Diego County Democratic Party and the appropriate CDP Regional Director(s). The roster shall be certified by the Club’s President, Secretary, or Treasurer. Representatives should be equally apportioned between men and women to the extent possible.

SECTION 2: San Diego County Democratic Party

Under the club’s charter with the San Diego County Democratic Party, its President is a representative to the SDCDP Central Committee as an Associate Member. If the President is already a Central Committee member or chooses not to serve, a different representative may be selected to serve his or her term according to the provisions of Sections 3 and 4 of this Article. An Associate Member application, for the President or any other representative, must be submitted to the SDCDP within 30 days of his or her selection by the club.

SECTION 3: Selection

Club representatives to the CDP and SDCDP – and any other official representatives, delegates, and alternates from the club to conferences, caucuses, councils, conventions, and other meetings – shall be selected by a vote of members in good standing at a duly noticed club meeting or, if that cannot occur at a regular or special meeting, by designation of the President.

SECTION 4: Adherence to Club Positions

Club representatives described in this Article, when participating in voting and discussion in that capacity, shall adhere to and represent the club’s official positions on endorsements and other matters wherever applicable, and shall agree to do so prior to their selection.

In you have any questions, please contact Matt Yagyagan, AAPI Dems President, at matthewyagyagan@gmail.com.

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