LOS ANGELES / SACRAMENTO - The California Democratic Party (CDP) Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus today announced the launch of the California Democratic Party's Chinese-language website section, making the California Democratic Party the first State Party in the nation to have such a feature online.
"The Democratic Party is the Party of diversity, of inclusion, and opportunity. While Democrats are decades ahead of our Republican counterparts when it comes to reaching California's diverse communities, we're not going to rest on our laurels. That's why the California Democratic Party's Asian Pacific Islander Caucus undertook this first of its kind effort to create a Chinese language section of the California Democratic Party website. This is but part of our continuing outreach efforts to the Asian Pacific Islander community, the fastest growing immigrant population in California," said Clark Lee, Chair of the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.
There are over 400,000 Chinese-American voters in California and an estimated 20% of that total request a Chinese-language ballot from the Secretary of State.
The addition of a Chinese language section makes the California Democratic Party the first state party in the country - either Democratic or Republican - to host a Chinese language section. The addition also means the California Democratic Party is host to the first tri-lingual state party website in the nation since a Spanish language section was added in 2009.
Lee continued, "California is a state rich in diversity. The Golden State is home to the largest concentration of Chinese Americans in the United States. We hope that the Chinese-language website section will help foster better understanding about our Democratic Party values and increase Democratic political engagement in the Chinese American community."
The translation project was spearheaded by Tommy Tseng, community activist and former Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Kennedy School's Asian American Policy Review; Charity Chao, community activist and Chinese-language educator; and Clark Lee, CDP API Caucus Chair. All of whom are fluent in Chinese.
Click here to visit the California Democratic Party Chinese-language section: http://www.cadem.org/chinese