The 2016 Presidential Election Forum is open
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
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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 related to 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 of organizations are coming together to support the Election Forum, see the coalition here.
Are the presidential candidates confirmed?
More information is forthcoming.
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 Caesar's 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