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Our theme this year is “The Future We Define.” As the Asian Pacific American community continues to grow, there is one thing that is clear: we cannot be silenced or ignored. Since our inception, hundreds of emerging leaders have become empowered to vote, participate, and lead. These are the faces of tomorrow and together we define the future we want to see.


“ You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last. And that’s at its core what this organization is about. ”

The Honorable Kamala Harris
United States Senator (CA)


“ There are so many things we can do on a local level, but it takes public advocacy. ”

The Honorable Judy Chu
United States House of Representatives, 27th Congressional District


“ We have to have a nation of educated youth who are given their opportunity and their promise. And that’s the work and the embodiment of the work CAUSE does. ”

The Honorable John Chiang
California State Treasurer