Friday, May 16, 2008

This Weekend: APIA Presidential Town Hall to be Simulcast Live on the Web

APIAVote Presidential Town Hall to be Simulcast Live on the Web

Historic Event to Stream from 15 Locations and on the Internet on May 17th

IRVINE , CA -APIAVote proudly announces that the Presidential Town Hall on May 17th will be streamed live on the Internet to 15 locations around the country, and will also be made available for viewing through media partners and Punjabi Community Hour Inc. and Passion For Truth.

We encourage everyone to attend one of these local sites for viewing. The cities that will host viewings are listed below, for information specific locations, click here.

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The Presidential Town Hall, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time), will be shown at local venues live in the following cities.

Berkeley, CA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Houston, TX
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Reno, NV
Santa Barbara, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

It will also be made available for live-streaming for individual viewing on the following websites: (the Asian American Village at (Punjabi Community Hour Inc., at

"All politics is local and this historic Presidential Town Hall for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has been able to take advantage of the internet and technology to really exemplify this in a groundbreaking way," said Vida Benavides, APIAVote Interim Executive Director. "While the center of the action will be in Southern California, we are working with a variety of local partners around the country to make this as widely accessible as possible. For individuals unable to make it to the actual event or any of the cities, we are glad to be able to make this available for individual live viewing thanks to our media partners."

The Presidential Town Hall will be held on May 17th, 2008, at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center. For more information on the event or how to access it via the Internet, please visit


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.

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Punjabi Community Hour Inc. and Passion for Truth produces two television channels with programming regarding Sikh issues.