Watch the 2020 Presidential Town Hall on June 27

The event streamed online via APIAVote’s Facebook page, on NBCNews.comNBC Asian America and on NBC News’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, on the PBS Newshour’s Facebook, and the WORLD Channel’s Facebook Live account.

Simultaneous interpretation and captions was provided in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese. Go to to watch. 

To stay informed on confirmed speakers & other details, register HERE.     


National Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Summit

Schedule of Events

Miss the National Summit?  Check out the agenda HERE or click here to watch over 40 workshop sessions. The Summit provided 4 specific tracks of programming in conjunction with the Presidential Town Hall on June 27.   This allowed participants to dig deeper on various issues and learn also how to mobilize the AAPI community for the 2020 elections. 

To register for the summit, click HERE


Registration for the 2020 Presidential Town Hall and the National Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Summit is now open. All registrants will receive updates on how to watch and participate online and other details for the Town Hall.

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Join our growing list of Sponsors, Host Committee and Supporting Organizations



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Town Hall Speakers

This virtual event will be livestreamed.  Register HERE to keep updated and to learn where to view it on various platforms.

Leadership Summit Sponsors

CLICK HERE to view our growing number of Host Committee and Supporting Organizations

APIAVote Host Committee

Check out the agenda HERE or explore the full descriptions of sessions.

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About the Presidential Town Hall

Since 2008, the Presidential Town Hall 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 town hall 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 Presidential Town Hall?

The Presidential Town Hall will be the largest convergence of over 5,000+ Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals and community leaders in the nation. We will be organizing virtually and it will be held in the afternoon of June 27, 2020. This is a historic moment because, as a collective group, this will be the largest opportunity for the presidential candidates to participate and address our communities' needs for the General Election. This will also allow our communities to unite our voices in political engagement this year and into the future.

How can my organization get involved?

Sign up to host a watch party from the comforts of your home and learn more about how to become a SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION here.

Who else is participating?

Join our growing list of Sponsors, Host Committee and Supporting Organizations 

Are the presidential candidates confirmed?

Both presidential candidates have been invited.  More information is forthcoming.

What events are happening on Saturday, June 27 and days leading up to the event?

The Presidential Town Hall is scheduled for the afternoon of June 27.  A number of workshops and convenings will be scheduled days leading up to the Town Hall as well as dates afterward. This includes various panel discussions, trainings, and more related to youth engagement, election protection, policy priorities, GOTV and voter registration. . See the detailed agenda HERE or explore the full descriptions of sessions.