Our logo symbolizes our commitment to American cultural values and our proud Asian heritage. We highlighted "APA" and placed the torii icon above it as a sign of embracing our unique culture and background as Asian Pacific Americans that we bring to the melting pot of the U.S. The arch seen in the logo is called a torii, a traditional Japanese gate found throughout East Asia that symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. We believe that passing through the gate of American conservatism brings every individual to a place of tolerance, harmony, and prosperity. Above the torii is the American flag, signifying that above our racial, gender, and religious identities, we are Americans first and foremost, and that truth alone should unite us. Together, the torii and the American flag in our logo represent the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment, and it lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty, exemplifying the freedom we have in this country and the unequivocal importance of individual liberty. Lastly and ultimately, there is one star on the flag in our logo to emphasize unity and that we are all one people.
At YAPAL, we believe in this logo and the hope it encapsulates for the future of this country and the significant role Asian Pacific Americans will play in it.