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Another Cause: Vote for the Center for the Pacific Asian Family 
19th-Jan-2010 04:52 am
Sometimes, once in a blue moon, I like to bring up another semi-related cause that other people in this group might be interested in.

I think that in order to be a good activist group, we also need to reach out and help other activist groups with their issues and exposure. It's only fair since many activist organizations do that for us, not to mention that this cause I'm going to show is simply the right thing to do.

So with out further adieu, I present this:





This is something that our friend Angry Asian Man has also been promoting and for a good reason.

Let me paraphrase from him:

Please watch this video with Alison De La Cruz, speaking on behalf of the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, then vote for CPAF in Chase Community Giving on Facebook. You could help the organization win a million dollars. (Yes, I will be posting one of these every day this week... until you all vote.)

While momentum seems to be gathering, as it stands, the Center for the Pacific Asian Family is at number 16 in the rankings with 7067 votes. It needs a lot of help to win. Let me be clear: you do not need to give any money. All you have to do is click a button on Facebook. It literally takes seconds.

Also, if you're in Southern California, join AA EOW and Kollaboration this Wednesday, January 20 at Wokcano in Santa Monica to celebrate CPAF being selected as a finalist in the Chase Community Giving program. It's a chill get-together for folks to celebrate and raise awareness about the voting. For more information, go to the Facebook event page here.

No one can deny that CPAF does important work for the community -- life-saving work. But due to cuts in funding, that work will seriously be hampered. CPAF is only the organization that provides multilingual hotlines and emergency shelters for the APA community in Los Angeles County. What happens when no one is on the other end of the line, and victims and survivors have no one else to turn to? Vote.
Comments 
19th-Jan-2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Voted!
19th-Jan-2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I spent my votes on other charities before I saw so many posts about this one... There were so many great Chinese orphans and education in China organizations to vote for. It's a shame that none of them are high up on the list, but oh well. (Love Without Boundaries won the Facebook Causes thing last year which was epic)
19th-Jan-2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
It's not letting me vote. D:
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19th-Jan-2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
It said I need validation, I think. Sorry, I never use facebook. D:
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19th-Jan-2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah it is. I went on a couple of times before the new layout.
20th-Jan-2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Voted! :)
21st-Jan-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Voted! \o/
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