The 2020 Presidential Election Forum is open
Schedule of Events
The schedule of events for the Presidential Town Hall and the subsequent Saturday programming will be made available in March.
A review of the 2016 schedule can be found here:
You can watch the 2016 Election Forum on Youtube!
Sponsors and Partners
The 2020 list of partners and sponsors will be updated shortly.
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Watch the 2016 Election Forum
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 4,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals and community leaders in the nation. It will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 27, 2020. 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 for the General Election. 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, June 27 and days leading up to the event?
The Presidential Town Hall is scheduled for the afternoon of June 27. A number of national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations are scheduling their annual conventions, meetings, trainings to the days leading up to the Presidential Town Hall. This includes various sessions open to the public, including panels, trainings, and more related to youth engagement, election protection, policy priorities, GOTV and voter registration. A detailed schedule of events is coming soon. See the 2016 sessions here.
Who else is participating?
Dozens of organizations are coming together to support the Election Forum. (To Be Updated)
Are the presidential candidates confirmed?
More information is forthcoming.
How can my organization get involved?
APIAVote is 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.
To be updated shortly
Press & News from 2016:
- 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!
2016 Partner and Supporting Organizations