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Advocacy & Civic Engagement

Your Voice Matters!

You can submit written or video testimony on bills! Use the Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 to send a message to legislators with one phone call.

You can also give testimony from the Legislature here. To sign in with your position on a bill, start here.

  • Select the House or the Senate, the Committee, the date and time, then the bill number you would like to comment on. The most effective testimony is when you speak for yourself and explain your personal interest in the bill.

Census Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau has formally invited the public to share their input and ideas for an improved 2030 Census. The invitation comes in the form of a Federal Register Notice published on August 17, 2022. The notice marks the start of a 90-day response window.

You can find Frequently Asked Questions about the census here.

The new Census website can now be used to produce a quick report with the current census data from 2020. Explore your area.

Pew Research on the Asian American Experience

In the fall of 2021, Pew Research Center undertook the largest focus group study it had ever conducted to hear Asian Americans talk about their lived experiences in America. 

Redistricting Updates

In 2021, we joined a coalition of Redistricting Justice for Washington, where we work collectively to ensure that tribal boundaries and communities of color are represented in our new district lines. New district lines have been drawn. Some legislative districts may have changed and your representatives/senators may have changed along with them To check who represents you in 2022, find your district here

​RJWA April Update: The Coalition has decided to end their VRA lawsuit, read more about why this decision was made here

For additional information, check out Redistricting Justice for Washington (RJW)

API Legislative Week

APIC SPS leaders and friends participated in the virtual API Legislative week activities from February 2-3 and advocated for many legislative priorities of APIC WA. Thank you for answering our call for participation! 

Our 2023 API Legislative events will take place during the week of February 6th. Stay tuned for updates on how to get involved!

Stay Updated on Legislation in 2022

Notable 2021 Legislative Activities Relating to AAPI's Include:

Important Legislation Tracking List from Strengthening Sanctuaries

HB 1365 AN ACT

Relating to procuring and supporting appropriate computers and devices for public school students and instructional staff
 

HB 1054 Police Tactics Johnson/Entenman

Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers.

 

SB 5051 Senator Pedersen Decertification

Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers.

 

SB 5055 Senator Nguyen Collective Bargaining

Concerning law enforcement personnel collective bargaining.

 

SB 5066 Duty to Intervene Dhingra

Concerning a peace officer's duty to intervene.

SB 5067 Potential impeachment disclosures Dhingra & companion bill HB 1088 Lovick/Goodman

Concerning potential impeachment disclosures.

 

SB 5069 Investigation compliance audits Dhingra & companion bill HB 1089 Ramos/Goodman

Concerning compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers and law enforcement agencies.

2020 Census

Watch our videos (available in English and Chinese) detailing the importance of the census. The data we learn will help us get the benefits, funds, and representation we deserve.

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