Press Inquiries

To reach APAICS for a media interview or press-related inquiry, please contact:


Nashwah Akhtar
Communications Associate
(202) 296-9200


To request Press Credentials for the 2018 APAICS Annual Awards Gala Dinner, please complete this form.


We will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible.




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Founded by former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta in 1994, APAICS is a national nonpartisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on leadership development and filling the political pipeline for AAPIs to pursue public office at the local, state and federal levels, as well as other careers in public policy.




65 Congressional Fellows

244 Summer Interns

213 Regional Leadership Academy Participants

366 National Leadership Academy Participants

84 Young Leaders Summit Participants


AAPI Leaders in Elected Office: 

128 State Officials

18 Members of Congress

245 Local Officials