June 20, 2020
Jennifer Baik, firstname.lastname@example.org
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF GUAM JOINS PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS KEY POLICY ISSUES FOR THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY
On Saturday, June 27 at 3 PM ET, former Vice President Joe Biden and Eddie Baza Calvo, Trump campaign surrogate and Former Governor of Guam, will join Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizers and community leaders for a presidential town hall about the policy issues important to the AANHPI community. The Trump and Biden campaigns will address key topics related to health care, discrimination and racism in America, immigration, and safeguarding the economy during the pandemic in two separate, moderated discussions. Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent, and Vicky Nguyen, NBC News Investigative & Consumer Correspondent will moderate.
In presidential battleground states and in state and local races across the country, AANHPI voters are poised to play a pivotal role in the 2020 elections. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic population in the country, with the electorate expected to double between 2015 and 2040, from 5.9 million eligible voters to 12.2 million. The town hall is co-produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and is organized by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nonpartisan voter mobilization organization, and is the keystone event of APIAVote’s annual National AAPI Leadership Summit. It is the fourth presidential town hall the group has hosted and provides a rare opportunity for candidates to speak directly to the AANHPI community about the issues that impact them.
- Joe Biden, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee
- Eddie Baza Calvo, Trump campaign surrogate and Former Governor of Guam
- Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent (moderator)
- Vicky Nguyen, NBC News Investigative & Consumer Correspondent (moderator)
WHEN: Saturday, June 27th at 3 PM ET.
WHERE: The town hall will be streamed online. Link and details will be sent after registering at this link https://apia.vote/thpress.
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About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at http://www.apiavote.org/