July 2011                  



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You are currently reading the NEW monthly newsletter from CAUSE!  We want to thank you for your support by showing how your commitment has made a difference.  In this newsletter, you will learn about upcoming events, recaps of past events, latest developments, and sponsoring and volunteering opportunities. We hope you will enjoy this and future newsletters!



Your friends at CAUSE

CAUSE Provides Input To

CA Redistricting Commission

Recently, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its first draft of proposed boundaries for Congressional, Senate, and Assembly Districts. How these boundaries are drawn will influence the type of representation Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) will have in Congress and the state legislature. After reviewing the commission's first draft maps, CAUSE has submitted a letter supporting some of its proposed districts and recommending changes to other districts. Click here to view the letter. Read more>> 


Recap of June Events


CAUSE Chairman Charlie Woo Presents at 

                  Redistricting Community Forum                    

population graph 


On June 15, 2011, at the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC in Pasadena, the League of Women Voters (LWV) held a forum entitled, "Dueling Maps: How Will Your District Change?" for community members to discuss and analyze the first mapping drafts of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. CAUSE Chair, Charlie Woo, was one of the presenters at the event, where he explained the impact that the Commission's proposals would have on the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community. Read more>>


Supporters Welcome Interns at the 2011 

CAUSE Leadership Academy Kickoff Luncheon

CAUSE 2011 Interns
CAUSE 2011 Interns View video

CAUSE welcomed its twentieth class of interns at the 2011 CAUSE Leadership Academy Internship Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, June 17, 2011, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM., at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.  The Luncheon was a festive affair, where CAUSE interns, their parents, sponsors, board members, and commu

nity leaders came together to support civic leadership in the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community.  From the start of the luncheon, the interns were busy connecting to supporters and speaking 

with various journalists. Read more>> View photos


New Sponsor NeweggBusiness Donates Computers to CAUSE


This month, CAUSE is pleased to receive brand new computers courtesy of NeweggBusiness. Annie Y. Yeh, NeweggBusiness Senior Director, states, "NeweggBusiness is delighted to join in supporting CAUSE with the donation of these Intel-based computer systems." Read more>> 

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

 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 Volunteer Coordinator at, to get started today!


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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Upcoming Events


 NextGen Leadership Luncheon

Thursday, July 7 

Attention law professionals, law students, and anyone interested in local politics. Join us in this intimate discussion with LA city attorney Carmen Trutanich at the Plum Tree Inn (913 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90012). Lunch cost is $20/person. Space is limited to the first 20 RSVPs so
RSVP now!                   

LA Attorney Carmen Trutinich

  Los Angeles City Attorney 

  Carmen Trutanich

Save the Date 


Graduation of 2011 CAUSE Leadership Academy Interns

Friday, August 12 
Celebrate with us as the 20th class of interns complete the 8-week internship program and present what they have learned from their experiences!  Join us at KPCC'S Crawford Family Forum (474 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105).



Community Events


SoCal Region Committee of 100 Leadership and Mentoring Program 2011 Kickoff Lunchon Panel Discussion

WHEN: July 9, 2011; 8:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE: 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 1st Floor, Los Angeles 90017

COSTPremium Members: $5

General/Non-Members: $10

Premium Members, register here.

Walk-ins: $15 for all 

 Learn more >> 


Asian Pacific American Legislative Staffers (APALS) Intern Reception

WHEN: July 14, 2011; 5:30PM-7:30PM

WHERE: 300 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91209

COST: Free

Learn more>>


Asian & Pacific Islanders California Action Network (APIsCAN) Reception

WHEN: July 22, 2011; 5:30PM-9PM

WHERE: 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, 90012

COST: Various sponsorship levels

Learn more>>

Visit our blog Check out our weekly blogs!       June Blogs (click to read):

Check markA Conversation with U.S. Labor Secretary & Senior White House Officials 

Check markRedistricting: How Will the APIA Community Be Affected?

Check markFrom UC to D.C.- CAUSE Intern Blog

Check markSheriff Baca Promotes Paul Tanaka to Second-in-Command

Check markCAUSE Statement on the Loss of Matt Fong

 Contact Information
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CA 91101
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