Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Reapportionment

1991

Beginning in spring 1990, APALC organizes the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Reapportionment (CAPAFR), which seeks to maximize Asian American political strength by organizing participation in the 1991 redistricting process. This marks the first time Asian Americans from diverse ethnic groups unite to advocate on statewide redistricting. As part of the redistricting effort, APALC works in coalition to successfully submit a proposal that combines the heavily Asian American cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, Rosemead, and San Gabriel into one Assembly district. APALC also successfully brings a challenge in the California Supreme Court, forcing the state to reunite the Asian American community in the city of Torrance, which had originally been split in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Area of Work: 
Policy and Research