In January 2018, the Asian Pacific Democratic Club was renamed to Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club. Years before he was ever a member of the Mayor’s office in Room 200, Mayor Lee was a member of the Asian Pacific Democratic Club. We have always been proud and honored to have him as a member of our club. Our club’s mission will be to carry on Mayor Ed Lee’s legacy: to support API leaders, engage the API community in civic affairs, and carry on Mayor Lee’s spirit by leading with compassion, decency, and kindness.
We are dedicated to increasing Asian Pacific Islander (API) voters, encouraging awareness of issues, and mobilizing around causes for the community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Formed in 1992 in the Bay Area of San Francisco, the Asian Pacific Democratic Club is an organization that promotes civic engagement. Serving the Asian-American community on issues like immigration and voting rights, the organization seeks to empower Asian Americans and encourage activity at the local, state, and national levels.
With more than 250,000 members, San Francisco Democrats represent one of the most vibrant and influential party organizations in California. Democrats recognize that our country and our economy are strongest when they provide opportunity for all Americans—when we grow our country from the bottom up.
Democrats stand for an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. We remember that our country was sculpted by immigrants and slaves, their children and grandchildren. Even today, it is our diversity above all else that provides us with our enduring strength.
Democrats believe that each of us has an obligation to each other, to our neighbors and our communities. Each of us has a role to play in creating our future—and while we have made great progress as a nation, we know that our work is never done.
Kanishka KarunaratneAssociate Board Member
|Jay Cheng/Jason Chan||Vice President|
|Laura Chiu||Board Member|
|Tom Hsieh||Board Member|
|Mary Jung||Board Member|
|Angela Kung||Board Member|
|Thomas Li||Board Member|
|Marianne Thompson||Board Member|
|Francis Tsang||Board Member|
|Samson Wong||Board Member|
|Jason Wong||Board Member|