Town Hall: Asian Americans and the 2016 Election


Asian America Now Program Series

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Join ASNC for a special town hall meeting on the 2016 Presidential election, where local politicians and experts will discuss the issues that are important to the Asian Pacific American (APA) voting bloc and answer audience questions. APAs are the fastest growing demographic group in America, growing by 46% from 2000-2010, and are politically influential: a 2014 survey identified 47% of APAs as politically independent. Whether it’s President Trump or President Clinton, APAs will be deeply impacted by the election outcome. Our panelists will address these issues and more, including the opportunities and challenges of APA politicians and the future of APA influence.

Assemblymember David Chiu, California State Assembly, 17th District
Carmen Chu, Assessor-Recorder, City and County of San Francisco
Harmeet Dhillon, Partner, Dhillon Law Group; RNC National Committeewoman from California
Aarti Kohli, Interim Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
Assemblymember Evan Low, California State Assembly, 28th District
Assemblymember Phil Ting, California State Assembly, 19th District
Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings College of Law; Chair, Committee of 100 (moderator)

Program Agenda

5:30—6:00 P.M. Registration
6:00—7:30 P.M. Discussion and Audience Q&A
7:30—8:00 P.M. Networking Reception  

Promotional Co-Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus; Chinese for Affirmative Action; South Asian Bar Association of Northern California; UC Hastings College of the Law

In our effort to better inform the public about this year’s Presidential election and the issues, our Center in Houston is also organizing an event on Asian American Civic Engagement on Tuesday, October 25. Click here to learn more.

Event Details

Tue 18 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington St, SF
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FREE Asia Society Members, $5 Promotional Co-Sponsors & Students, $10 Non-Members
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