OUR VOICE MATTERS: 18th Annual CA Voters & Candidates Forum

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California State University, Sacramento - University Union

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95819

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My voice matters. Your voice matters. OUR VOICE MATTERS.

For the past 17 years, APAPA, along with more than 30 local and national, nonprofit organizations have organized one of the largest educational forums attracting spectators from all over California to learn more about issues and candidates and to become more civically engaged within our great state.

From the beginning, the mission of the voters forum was to provide a neutral platform for candidates running for office to discuss important topics and issues with the public - YOU. During non-election years like 2019, the forum features discussions involving dynamic, influential people who talk about issues affecting our local communities and communities across the state.

Today, we continue the forum's legacy and build upon uniting all of our diverse communities to achieve something far greater than education and awareness: solidarity in recognizing that together OUR voices are far more powerful than my voice and your voice alone.

Join our coalition of communities and help us show that OUR VOICE MATTERS.

This is an ALL AGES event brought to you BY the community FOR the community.



Attendees are encouraged to participate, interact and network with candidates, elected officials and community leaders.

Other activities happening:

- Voter Registration

- Photo Station

- Inspiration Wall

- Community Booths

- Networking


Event Itinerary

Registration: 1:30pm-2pm

Program: 2pm-4pm

  • Topics to be included (not yet confirmed): Discussions on Community Issues, Asian Americans in the Arts & Entertainment Industry, Women in Politics: A Conversation with CA Legislators, Sacramento County Voting/Voter Changes in 2020, AND MORE TBA!

Reception: 4pm-5pm

  • Networking and light refreshments to be served.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Everyone and anyone is invited to come. Invite all your friends and family!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You can travel by car, bike, public transportation, rideshare, etc. There are bike racks available. Parking permits can be purchased using a permit machine. Two-hour parking is $4 and daily parking is $7.

Please click here for an interactive campus map to locate the University Union, parking lots/structures and permit machines:

Please click here for more information on transportation and parking to Sacramento State:

Directions to the Sacramento State - University Union:

What can I bring into the event?

Personal items, large purses, backpacks, reusable water bottles, food, snacks are okay.

Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, vape pens, weapons are NOT permitted.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact for any other questions - we are here to help!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Because this is a free and public event, it is ok! We only ask that you RSVP so we can prepare enough seating, food and refreshments for all attendees.


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Sacramento, CA 95819

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