Maryland Asian American and Pacific Islander Democrats

commitment and proactive stance
to promote diversity and fairness


CAPAD-MD's mission is to help promote, support, and advance the interests of the Democratic Party in Maryland by conducting activities and programs to encourage and promote the education and participation of primarily Asian Pacific Americans in the affairs, activities, programs, and endeavors of the Democratic Party. CAPAD-MD's leadership is composed of a representative group of top community leaders across the diverse Asian-Pacific American and other ethnic communities in the State of Maryland and Greater Washington DC area, who serve as critical liaisons to respective multiplier community and grassroots organizations.

CAPAD-MD Mission


Established in 1998, the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland (CAPAD-MD), including its regional organizations, is the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Democratic Organization whose charter is recognized by the State of Maryland's Democratic Party and MCDCC.

In May 2014, CAPAD-MD, along with the African American Democratic Club, and Hispanic Democratic Club, held the first ever historic joint press conference in front of the Montgomery County Executive Building to highlight the candidates endorsed by all three organizations, including Del. Susan Lee, a Senate candidate for Dist. 16, who won the election on June 24 with 85 percent of the vote. She’s the first Asian-American woman and first Chinese American to be elected to the Maryland legislature.

CAPAD-MD History
the special needs of multi-cultural communities,
and supported the economic empowerment of
minority communities and the community at large
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