Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a sizable and rapidly growing portion of California. They remain the fastest growing racial group in the state, and also the most heavily immigrant racial group in the state and country. AAPIs today represent over 1 in every 7 residents in California, and about 10% of the electorate. What are the policy priorities and preferences of this large and diverse group of Californians, particularly when it comes to health, education, and the environment? And, looking ahead to 2014 and beyond, what will it take for AAPIs to play a more central role in civic life and politics in California? Come join us for a discussion on the policy priorities and civic engagement of AAPIs in California, featuring insights from policy researchers on ways to forge a new path forward:Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director of National Asian American Survey and Associate Professor, UC Riverside Ninez Ponce, Principal Investigator of California Health Interview Survey and Professor, UCLAPaul Ong, Director of Center for the Study of Inequality and Professor, UCLARobert Teranishi, Professor, Education and Morgan & Helen Chu Chair in Asian American Studies, UCLADan Ichinose, Project Director — Demographic Research Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los AngelesSponsors: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs University of California AAPI Policy Multicampus Research Program National Asian American Survey, with generous support from James Irvine Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York Co-Sponsors: UCLA Asian American Studies CenterUCLA Luskin Center for the Study of Inequality An RSVP is appreciated as lunch will be provided.