SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: During these troubling times, we recognize that many in our community may be experiencing hardship. Our mission has always been to be a resource and an ally to the AAPI community on the Hill. To stand by our community, the CAPASA Board has voted to not implement our new membership dues structure this year, and maintain our old model. This means that instead of increasing membership dues to $15, we will keep them at $10 for permanent Hill staff and free for interns, fellows, and detailees for 2020. If you are experiencing financial challenges, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the board, or specifically our treasurer, Kelvin Lum at email@example.com. You can also send questions about your membership status to CAPASA@mail.house.gov.
There are three types of membership in CAPASA: Member, Non-Voting member, and Associate.
Member: This is the classic definition of membership, reserved for congressional employees. To be in good standing, one must be up-to-date on dues. Members in good standing can vote and be eligible for all benefits of membership (e.g. access to member-exclusive events). Annual dues are $10 for 2020.
Non-Voting Member: This is a new definition of membership. To be in good standing, one must be up-to-date on dues. Members in good standing are eligible for all benefits of membership (e.g. access to member-exclusive events) aside from the ability to vote. The Board contemplates that this membership category would apply to interns/fellows/detailees who may not be official congressional employees, but work on Capitol Hill in support of Congress or its support agencies. Annual dues are $0 for 2020.
Associate Member: This category of membership is for individuals who do not pay dues. Associate Members cannot vote and may receive a subset of benefits of membership, as determined by the Board. There are NO annual dues.