About Asian Pacific Environmental Network
The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is an environmental justice organization with deep roots in California’s Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Since 1993, APEN has built a membership base of Laotian refugees in Richmond and Chinese immigrants in Oakland. Together, we have fought and won campaigns to make our communities healthier and just places where all people have the resources we need to live full, dignified lives. We are growing our local roots and building power to make decisions at the state level that have real local impact. By building an organized movement, we’re leading a transition away from an extractive economy based on profit and pollution and toward local, healthy, and life-sustaining economies that benefit everyone.
APEN’s sister organization, APEN Action, mobilizes over 30,000 Asian immigrant and refugee voters to win economic, environmental, and social justice. Since 2011, APEN Action has been educating and mobilizing voters in the bay area and across California to make sure our communities’ voices are heard from the ballot box to the legislature in Sacramento.