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    The core function of the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, much like the Hispanic Affairs and Black Affairs Commission, is to facilitate communication and dissemination of information between state government and a particular segment of Oregon's minority community. This function not only benefits the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in our communities, it also provides the state with information on how best to provide services to all its citizens.

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - read Governor Kitzhaber's 2014 Proclamation here.
Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Programs & Resources
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Presenters' Packet for Proposed 2013 Legislation of Interest to Communities of Color and Women
 
Welcome Note 
Welcome to the official website of the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.

The Commission has the served Oregon's Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities since 1995 working towards economic, social, political and legal equality. This generation faces some challenging times and issues that make the Commissions work important to the community and to the State of Oregon. Your participation is equally important. While much remains to be done, the Commission is steadfast in its commitment to its mission to work toward economic, social and legal equality for Oregon's API population.
 
Pledge your Donation to the OCAPIA Now! 
The Oregon Advocacy Commissions welcome donations via mailed check/money order to promote their missions of advocacy at the policy level. Each Commission works on leadership development, advocacy and growing success for their communities in 6 key areas. These include Employment, Education, Civic Engagement, Health Access, Justice and Stable Families.
 
APAs and Politics Roundtable Podcast November 2012 here
 
Governor signs proclamation honoring 100th Battalion 442nd Team
February 26th is now Nisei Veterans' Day in Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber and Secretary of State Brown signed the Proclamation in January 2012, honoring the Nisei who served in World War II.
Japanese American veterans of World War II paid highest honors on Nov 2
The Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
LOS ANGELES - The National Veterans Network (NVN), a coalition of 25 Japanese American veteran and civic organizations, announced that the Pentagon Channel broadcast the Congressional Gold Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on November 2.

On November 1st at the Washington Hilton a Japanese American World War II Veterans Program paid tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service, which included a special Bronze Star pinning ceremony.