The legitimacy of a pluralistic Democracy rests on the equitable participation of each of its national, ethnic, and racial components and the accelerating pace of modern life requires that historically and traditionally under-served groups progress at different rates to participate in the mainstream of American society. Our Nation’s founders intended that the Government embody the most enlightened interests of the community as a whole and of its parts.
There exists a need for an organization within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote the interests and wellbeing of the people therefore the FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL – USDA CHAPTER (FAPAC-USDA) is formed.
Serve as an interagency employee association within USDA providing a focus for over thirty ethnically distinct groups from Asia and Pacific regions and islands as recognized by the United States Bureau of the Census.
FAPAC-USDA is a voluntary, non-profit, certified USDA employee organization authorized by this constitution and bylaws, and in conformance with DPM Chapter 712, Subchapter I of the regulations of the USDA.
Membership is open to all USDA employees or retirees, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or sex, under such rules and regulations not in conflict with the provisions of the constitution and by-laws, and to any individual who subscribes to its objectives and policies. Once accepted, members shall continue in good standing as long as membership eligibility requirements are met and the regular dues are paid.
The membership of this organization shall be composed of Regular, Associate and Honorary members.
Membership dues are $14 for USDA Chapter and $36 for national FAPAC (combined $50). Any local chapter member has to join the national chapter.
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