AAPI Pipeline Launch
October 12, 2015

AAPI Pipeline Launch

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to grow the ranks and deepen the bench of AAPI political experts and operatives, AOF’s AAPI Pipeline Project. “Another diversity project?” you say. Yes, a much needed one that focuses on making sure AAPIs have accessible career paths in politics and that the AAPI community’s challenges are addressed in politics and policymaking. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel—we just want to strengthen it so campaigns and policymakers are inclusive of AAPI communities.  As the AAPI and other immigrant communities grow, campaigns and candidates must engage us in meaningful and strategic ways. AAPIs make up nearly 10% of our country’s population, but political campaigns often struggle to find AAPI staff to join their ranks.

AOF’s AAPI Pipeline Project aims to recruit and help place talent from all levels in key progressive campaigns to grow the ranks of experienced AAPI political operatives. Individuals newer to politics will be able access training, networking opportunities, and potential mentors. For those who are more seasoned, the AAPI Pipeline Project is an opportunity to build and deepen relationships, and learn about ways to pay it forward.

Get involved today! Here’s how:

Submit a resume. We encourage you to submit a resume if you are looking for a job, and/or would like career guidance and advice. Through our partnerships and networks, we will get you started or help you jumpstart your job search. Submit a resume here.

Spread the word. Whether new to politics or a seasoned operative, please forward this email to your network. The AAPI Pipeline Project will need all the help we can get to identify and outreach to young talent. For seasoned campaign operatives, we welcome your input. Please contact us with your ideas and input!

Support the Pipeline and AOF. Your monetary contribution would go a long way to building the AAPI pipeline and would go towards scholarships and training opportunities for candidates. Donate here.

Save the Date—11/12/2015: Mark your calendars, and join us in Washington, D.C. for an AOF AAPI Pipeline Project young professionals fundraiser. Enjoy tasty eats and libations, get excited about the 2016 elections, and of course support the AAPI Pipeline Project and AOF in our mission to increase opportunities for AAPIs and communities of color to participate fully in the electoral process.

We’re counting on your participation in the AAPI Pipeline Project, and we would love to hear from you. Feel free to drop us a line, and visit the AAPI Pipeline Project website.

In solidarity,

AOF’s AAPI Pipeline Project