Friday, May 09, 2008

Historic APIA Presidential Town Hall in L.A. - May 17

Our reminder about a worthy, exciting event by the organization

Presidential Town Hall Just Around the Corner

APIAVote's national Presidential Town Hall is coming up! Mark May 17th in your calendars and plan on coming out to Irvine to join in the activity!

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all Asian Pacific Islander Americans fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.

With the support of various national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, we will be expecting 2000 community leaders, elected officials, voters, and students representing this diverse community from across the country to participate at the first National Presidential Town Hall hosted by our Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Development's (NCAPACD) Annual Convention is being held in conjunction with the Town Hall. Its Saturday activities will take place in the Bren Center, the APIA Vote Town Hall venue, as well. Among the activities on tap will be a "Voicing Our Votes" Forum and a discussion by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, the leading coalition of national Asian Pacific American organizations.

Join us for this historic event and learn about the candidates before voting in the general election in November, 2008.

DATE: May 17, 2008
TIME: 4 pm
PLACE: Bren Events Center at University of California, Irvine [More Info]
COMPLETE INFO: APIA Vote Townhall Info, Registration, etc.
Also note: For those interested in getting involved with this nonpartisan community effort, APIAVote is currently accepting applications for executive and internship positions, posted as featured jobs during the month of May at the Asian American Village Jobs for US Center