Schedule of Events

We're still expanding our Saturday programming—more will be updated on this page soon. Please click on each session title to expand for more detailed information. 

9AM

Native Hawaiians Vote to Rise! Sovereignty - Our Right to Self Governance!

Native Hawaiian Sovereignty is one of the longest most important collective powers being pursued to impact the well being, the exercise of Native rights and decision making by Natives for Natives.This session provides an overview on the most up-to-date briefing on the work to advance our Native right to self determination.

Room: Florentine I

Converting Data into Voting Power

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fast growing racial groups in the country; that fact is fairly well known by news media and elected officials alike. But the public opinion and voting patterns of AAPIs is less well known. This workshop will feature presentations of some of the most compelling data about our community, including important changes since 2008 and 2012.

Panelists: Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of AAPI Data and APIAVote Research Fellow; Professor Janelle Wong, APIAVote Reserach Fellow (invited); and Alton Wang, APIAVote Communications and Development Associate.

Room: Florentine II

 

10AM

Step 1: What's the Gameplan for the 2016 Election?

You can be the catalyst to puch every member of our community to turn from the apathetic observer to an energized voter. What does it take to engage our communities in voting? Come join APIAVote in an interactive workshop where you can choose the basics on how to get started and get your network of family and friends registered. Learn how your organization can participate in National Voter Registration Day and other activities. Avoid the pitfalls and secure the tools you need to implement an effective voter registration drive for your organization.

Room: Florentine I

Building a Pipeline to Ensure AAPI Representation Co-Presented by APAICS

Join Virginia State Delegate Mark Keam (VA-35), the Honorable Judge Michael Kwan, Ronald Wong (President, Imprenta Communications Group) and Lauri Ng (DNC Vice-Chair Grace Meng’s staff) to learn how you can take a more active role in pursuing elected office, political appointments or serve as a political or campaign staffer. Discover exactly what motivated these every-day individuals to take the next step towards impacting political change, and the challenges each faced.

Room: Florentine II

YouthVote Training (All Day)

Is your student organization or network planning their programming for this fall? Don't forget about the elections and be part of the largest mobilization of APIA young voters to the polls. Get the best tools and strategies to organize a successful voter engagement campaign, and learn about how to get your community properly registered and absentee voting. Also join us to also hear about how you can participate in our online campaign with Rock the Vote. Featuring trainers: Jennifer Pae and Rebecca Apostol.

Room: Florentine III

 

12:30PM

Brownbag Lunch: Native Hawaiians Vote to Rise! Public Policies Worth Voting for!

This briefing will highlight the top public policy initiatives to advance Native Hawaiian community and policy engagement. The hot areas where Native Hawaiians are pushing for reform, change and opportunities! "

 

2PM

Step 2: Transforming the AAPI Voter into an Educated Voter

What is the best way to educate our communities about the election? Join us to hear from a panel of community organizers about best practices and effective tactics to do just that, from voter guides to candidate forums, as well as important legal rules around voter education and other resources. Templates and materials to get your voter education efforts started will also be provided.

Room: Florentine I

​Voter Protection During the Election Presented by NAPABA

As part of the 2016 Presidential Town Hall community programming, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NABAPA) will be offering a CLE about non-partisan voter protection and poll monitoring. Participants will learn from experts from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA about how to monitor elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, including ensuring language access, and how to prepare other attorneys to engage in voter protection work. The CLE is free and open to the public.

Panelists: Deanna Kitamura, Project Director, Voting Rights Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles; Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Navdeep Singh, Policy Director, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Room: Florentine II

YouthVote Training (All Day continued)

Is your student organization or network planning their programming for this fall? Don't forget about the elections and be part of the largest mobilization of APIA young voters to the polls. Get the best tools and strategies to organize a successful voter engagement campaign, and learn about how to get your community properly registered and absentee voting. Also join us to also hear about how you can participate in our online campaign with Rock the Vote. Featuring trainers: Jennifer Pae and Rebecca Apostol.

Room: Florentine III

 

3:45PM

Step 3: From Pledging to Vote to Getting Out The Vote

Did you know that to ensure that a voter comes out to vote, you need to touch a voter multiple times? Learn how you can organize a phone banking operation with 8 of your friends and from the comforts of your home. Interested in getting some exercise then be sure to plug into our door to door canvassing operations. Discover what tactics and strategies work the best.

Room: Florentine I

Policy Priorities and What's at Stake in the AAPI Community

This briefing by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) will cover the NCAPA policy platform, explore key policy priorities of the NCAPA coalition, and discuss critical issues facing the AAPI community today.

Room: Florentine II

YouthVote Training (All Day continued)

Is your student organization or network planning their programming for this fall? Don't forget about the elections and be part of the largest mobilization of APIA young voters to the polls. Get the best tools and strategies to organize a successful voter engagement campaign, and learn about how to get your community properly registered and absentee voting. Also join us to also hear about how you can participate in our online campaign with Rock the Vote. Featuring trainers: Jennifer Pae and Rebecca Apostol.

Room: Florentine III