The 2016 Presidential Election Forum is open to the community and free of charge, but prior registration is required. Registration is closed.
Schedule of Events
The schedule of events for the Election Forum and the subsequent Saturday programming will be available soon.
You can watch the Election Forum on Youtube!
Sponsors and Partners
The Election Forum has been made possible by our generous sponsors, as well as our partner and supporting organizations.
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About the Election Forum
Since 2008, the Presidential Election Forum has served as a forum for AAPIs to push for AAPI issues to be addressed and on the radar of campaigns and the media. In giving presidential candidates a space to directly address AAPI community members, leaders, and organizers, the Election Forum has become one of the few spaces geared specifically for candidates to speak directly to AAPIs, about AAPIs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we participate in the Election Forum?
The Election Forum will be the largest convergence of over 4,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals and community leaders in the nation. The Presidential Election Forum will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is a historic moment because as a collective group, this will be the first opportunity for presidential candidates to participate in person to address our communities' needs. This will also allow our communities to unite our voices in political engagement this year and into the future.
What events are happening on Saturday, August 13th?
On Saturday following the Election Forum, there will be various sessions open to the public, including panels, trainings, and more around youth engagement, election protection, policy priorities, GOTV and voter registration. A detailed schedule of events is coming soon. See the sessions here.
Who else is participating?
Dozens are of organizations are coming together to support the Election Forum, see the coalition here.
Are the presidential candidates confirmed?
President Bill Clinton will speak on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Secretary Hillary Clinton. The Trump campaign has been invited to represent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and we are awaiting confirmation. Libertarian presidential nominee Governor Gary Johnson will also attend. Learn more.
How can my organization get involved?
APIAVote and AAJA are still looking for groups to join as Participating Organizations—Participating Organizations will host a watch party in their local community, but are not required to bring people into Las Vegas.
Sign up to host a watch party and learn more about how to become a Participating Organization here→
You may book a room at Caesars Palace through NAAAP's room block. The last day to book a room through this block is July 19th. Book a room→
Press & News
- Press Release: Pres. Bill Clinton and Gov. Gary Johnson to Address the AAPI Community in Historic “Presidential Election Forum”
- Announcing Participants of the 2016 Presidential Election Forum
- Press Release: Historic Coalition of AAPI Organizations to Host Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas
- Newsletter: Join APIAVote at the Party Conventions and the Presidential Town Hall!
Partner and Supporting Organizations