RSVP to save your seat! Join us at this important community briefing on the significance and future of Asian American civic participation.
Join us for a community briefing!
Findings and implications of the Post-Election Survey of AAPI Voters in 2012.
Lunch is provided. Space is limited -- RSVP today to save your spot.
DATE: Thursday, August 29, 2013
TIME: 12:00 pm Noon - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Wabash Room
Suite 260 Conference Center (2nd floor)
35 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
RSVP: http://naasbriefingchicago.eventbrite.com (RSVP required by August 26)
QUESTIONS: Contact Kim at knguyen /at/ advancingjustice-chicago.org
Illinois has much to be proud of in our Asian American community when it comes to recent wins through civic engagement. A few examples:
- The first ever Illinois Asian American Legislative Caucus
- 5 for 5 wins on State Agenda items and a 400 person rally at the state capitol during Asian American Action Day
- Close to 4,000 Asian Americans registered and mobilized to vote in Illinois
- Over a dozen Asian American organization collaborating in Get Out the Vote campaigns and volunteer-based poll monitoring programs
Come to hear how the Post-Election Survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in 2012 provides the broader national context in illustrating the importance of Asian Americans to the political process and to policy debates. The growing presence and engagement of older Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on the coasts, and the rapidly growing AAPI communities in the Midwest and South reflect the energy and opportunity we see in our own state.
The critical questions we address in this briefing are:
What is the Asian American agenda ahead in IL?
And how will Asian Americans leverage their growing political power to effect legislation and representation on the local, state and federal level?
In presenting about local and national voting trends, we will talk about how and why Asian Americans vote. Importantly, we will address how Asian Americans can take the significance of the data and translate it into education and action to impact the future of Asian American communities.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago, a member of Advancing Justice has a mission to empower the Asian American community through advocacy, by utilizing education, research, and coalition building.