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We advocate on behalf of the over 600,000 AAPI owned businesses in the state of California

PARTICIPATION & COLLABORATION

In addition to improving access and opportunities for the AAPI and business communities in existing sectors, an important part of the CalAsian Chamber’s policy work involves identifying new business opportunities in emerging industries. In California, this can include anything from renewable energy solutions to the newly legalized cannabis industry to the wide-ranging technology innovations that have today’s entrepreneurs shaping the way we live, work, and move. The CalAsian Chamber seeks to ensure that AAPI businesses have the access and information necessary to participate in the next economy, however that may come to evolve.

 

 Through Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), CalAsian is strategically aligned with over 40 community organizations throughout the state that represent the diverse AAPI community and its network of partners.

 

Listening

Tours

Meet elected officials throughout the state at our roundtable conversations and share your priorities as a member of the local diverse business community.

Policy Updates

Get updates on policy and legislation news as they relate to the AAPI biz community

Advocacy &

Lobbying

Let us help to make your voice heard in Sacramento and Washington D.C.!

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

 

The CalAsian Chamber’s Public Policy Committee is tasked with considering and making recommendations on issues that align with the CalAsian Chamber’s mission and reflect the CalAsian Chamber’s policy priorities as outlined in the Legislative Agenda. This year, the CalAsian Public Policy Committee consists of the following subcommittees: Business Advisory, Cannabis, Education & Workforce, Business Finance, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Technology and Innovation.

 

If interested in joining the CalAsian Chamber Public Policy Committee, please contact David Nelson at dnelson@calasiancc.org

Pat Fong Kushida, President & CEO
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

Vikrum Aiyer

ACLU (Nat'l Political Advocacy Department)

Heidi Barsuglia

Verizon

Jofil Borja

California Transportation Commission

Rachelle Chong

Strategic Consulting & Law Offices of Rachelle Chong

John Costa

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Eugene Eng

Eng Ventures, LLC

Rob Fong

RFK Consulting

Vignesh Ganapathy

Postmates

John Gutierrez

Comcast

Nicolina Hernandez

Sempra Energy

Lambert Hsu

Benefit Pro Insurance Services

 

Joan Kerr

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 

Kirk Kleinschmidt

Kaiser Permanente

Kathy McKim

The Hawksbill Group

Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell

Sempra Energy

Bill Mueller

Integrated Communications Strategies, LLC

Traci Lee

Lyft

Jason Paguio

Asian Business Association San Diego

Alice Perez

Strategies360

Carl Sasaki

Crowe LLP

Kathryn Scott

California Hospital Association (CHA)

Rita Speck

Kaiser Permanente

 

Vince Wetzel

State Farm Insurance

 

Andy Wong

Wells Fargo Bank

 

Ron Wong

Imprenta Communications Group

 

CC Yin

Yin McDonalds

 

UPCOMING POLICY EVENTS

  • California Resiliency & Recovery Summit
    Webinar
    Oct 13, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Listening Tour
    Webinar
    Nov 16, 11:00 AM
    Webinar
  • Listening Tour
    Webinar
    Sep 14, 11:00 AM
    Webinar