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Asian Americans and the 2016 Presidential Election

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October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Asian Pacific American (APA) voting bloc is wildly diverse, much wealthier and educated than the general population, and is underrepresented in the US political system, both as politicians and voters. That all stands to change, as APAs are the fastest growing demographic group in the United States, growing by 46% from 2000-2010. APAs are also at play politically: a 2014 survey identified 47% of Asian Pacific Americans as politically independent.

The outcome of the 2016 Presidential election stands to greatly impact the APA community, but the community has already been impacted by the campaign process itself. For instance, the bombastic nature of this election’s immigration discussion will impact APA political preferences and perhaps even remain a feature in American public discourse.

Panelists will address these issues and more, including the opportunities and challenges of APA politicians, unpacking the APA voting bloc, and looking at the future of APA political influence. You can register hereUse code ADVANCINGJUSTICE for half off tickets.

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


October 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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