Thanks for joining us in the last few weeks in Philadelphia and Cleveland for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions! Hundreds of community members, advocates, and elected officials came together to celebrate the AAPI community at our Convention Kick-Off Receptions and AAPI2016 Briefings.
In Philadelphia, our AAPI2016 Briefing was joined by Greg Cendana (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance) who discussed AAPIs in the workforce, unionization, and criminal justice, as well as by Christopher Kang (National Council of Asian Pacific Americans) who discussed policy priorities of the AAPI community at the upcoming NCAPA platform. Mee Moua (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) discussed their upcoming presidential voter guides, and Sayu Bhojwani (New American Leaders Project) shared their work on building a pipeline for elected officials going into the future.
Fresh Off The Boat star Constance Wu joined AAPI elected officials including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Governor David Ige, California State Treasurer John Chiang, and many others to share the importance of voting in this year's election—and the power of the AAPI electorate.
Elected officials that joined our reception include: Congressman Mike Honda, Congresswoman Grace Meng, California State Controller Betty Yee, California State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, Virginia Delegate Mark Kean, and others.
Special thanks to all our sponsors, including AT&T and Comcast, for making this event possible.
Register now to join us next week in Las Vegas!
Join APIAVote and AAJA at the 2016 Presidential Town Hall, along with dozens of other AAPI organizations from across the country in Las Vegas, NV. This will be an opportunity to hear from the presidential campaigns, for them to directly address the issues and concerns facing our communities.