August 2011                  



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July was an eventful month for CAUSE! Thank you for coming out and supporting us! In this month's newsletter, you will learn about the past month's happenings, as well as important information about redistricting updates and upcoming events.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



Your friends at CAUSE

Make Your Voice Heard!

2nd redistricting map
On Friday, the California Redistricting Commission voted upon its 
nearly final political maps. Now, there is a 14-day public viewing period before they vote to finalize the maps. During this time, the public
 has one last time to provide any comments to the commission before
 August 15. Your impact makes a difference! CAUSE encourages 
you to e-mail the commission to urge the members to 
connect West San Gabriel Valley with East San Gabriel Valley 
for Senate District 22-LACVN.  


Recap of July Events


NextGen Leadership Luncheon with LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich

trutanich photo 

IN THIS PHOTO: City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (center) discussed 

important political topics with the youth, in hopes of inspiring them to 

be the next generation of civic leaders.    

 On July 7, 2011, CAUSE hosted the NextGen Leadership Luncheon featuring LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, where he shared some words of wisdom with 

young up-and comers about civic leadership.  In the intimate conversation, 

Trutanich touched on everything from leadership development to public relations.  

With so many topics discussed, each attendee had something different to 

take away from the luncheon.

 Read what one of the CAUSE interns learned from the event!


CAUSE Interns Attended the 2011 

"API Intern Day At the Capital"

Sacramento photo  

IN THIS PHOTO: State Senator Lou Correa (far left) poses with the 

interns on the Senate floor.

From July 11 to July 12, 2011, the CAUSE Leadership Academy interns 

attended the annual API Intern Day At the Capital event in Sacramento, CA. 

 Interns from various other APIA organizations also attended the leadership conference, where state legislators and legislative staffers spoke to the interns about 

possible political career paths, social issues, and even their personal 

journeys as politicians.  During the two eventful days, the interns were 

constantly exposed to new experiences. 

Read about the lessons that one of the CAUSE interns gained from the trip!




Mission Statement

Board of Directors

 What is the CA Redistricting Commission?

What is the CAUSE Leadership Academy?

Upcoming Events


2011 CAUSE Leadership Academy 

Intern Graduation

Friday, August 12, 2011 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the graduation of the 2011 CAUSE Leadership Academy interns! 

Federal Judge Ronald Lew will be the keynote speaker and Assemblymember Mike Eng and Alhambra Mayor Gary Yamauchi will also provide a few remarks. RSVP TODAY


        Check out our 

        weekly blogs! 


Winning Is Not Everything: 

The Downfall of Congressman David Wu  

By: Board Chairman Charlie Woo

david wu

Check markWho's Up Next?: Candidates for the           49th Assembly

Check markJust Like You and Me: Lessons From         Sacramento

           By: CAUSE Intern Alexander Zou

Check mark Prepare Yourself For the Ride: Words        of Wisdom from the LA City Attorney

           By: CAUSE Intern Rebecca Han

Make a Contribution Today!

CAUSE welcomes anyone interested in giving back to the community, whether it is through volunteer work, donations, or sponsorships.  Please help us help the community. Contributions of any kind make a difference!


CAUSE Advocates 

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Do you have a unique skill or talent?  No matter your interests or skill, CAUSE has a spot for you in CAUSE Advocates, a group of dedicated volunteers who lead in planning, developing, and executing programs.  If you are interested in joining, please e-mail the Director of Volunteer Relations at, to get started today! Click here for the application and role descriptions!


Sponsorship Opportunities

 Do you want to get your company involved in supporting CAUSE? We welcome any sponsor who wants to support the local community!  To get involved, please contact the Director of Programs at Click here to view our current and past sponsors.


Make a Donation! 

CAUSE is a nonprofit organization and we appreciate any donation that we receive. Whether it is $5 or $500, you can be sure that your contribution will support our programs.  To donate today, click here!  


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