2017 CAUSE Political Institute – Now Accepting Participants




Contact: Lindsey Horowitz

Director of Programs

Phone: 626-356-9838

Email: lindsey@causeusa.org


2017 CAUSE Political Institute – Now Accepting Participants


Pasadena, CA – November 28, 2016 – Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is now officially accepting candidate forms for the 2017 CAUSE Political Institute.


The CAUSE Political Institute (CPI) is a political leadership and advocacy training certificate program for high-potential professionals with seasoned leadership experience and a passion for serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in California. The program was co-founded by CAUSE and the USC Dornsife Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics in order to ensure a pipeline of political and civic leadership for the APA community.


CPI trainings consist of policy seminars, skill development workshops, intimate roundtable discussions with notable leaders, and group work. Training sessions and activities are led by a unique array of seasoned politicians, campaign professionals, and other civic and issue experts who will share their best practices and personal insights. Participants complete the program armed with the skills, knowledge and network vital to advocate for the APA community and run for elected office.


CPI is open to participants through a nomination-only process. Elected officials at the state and federal levels are invited to look within their networks to identify and nominate two candidates per year for the program: one in public service, and one from the broader community. While this program is geared towards individuals pursuing public office, the program is also highly recommended for individuals desiring community leadership roles in the private and non-profit sectors.


If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here. The candidate information form and nomination package must be received by Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.  All submitted materials will be carefully reviewed by the CPI Selection Committee.  Please contact CAUSE at info@causeusa.org or at (626) 356-9838, if you have any questions.


It is the policy of Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.



Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the  political empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community through nonpartisan voter registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.


For any further inquiries, please contact CAUSE via phone at (626) 356-9838 or email at info@causeusa.org. General information can be obtained from our website at www.causeusa.org. Our office is located at 260 S. Los Robles Avenue, #115, Pasadena, CA 91101