Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA) Vote: Turn Out for What

From what I recall, I first heard about Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA) (“…a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation”) when I had attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and met Christine Chen, the Executive Director.

APIA_Vote_Richard_LuiSince the November 2014 mid-term elections are coming up, APIA is spreading the word about voting. As part of that effort, APIA is posting a series of YouTube-based Public Service Announcements (PSAs) of “Rock the Vote” with well known Asian Americans, including Kelly Miyahara of “Jeopardy”, reporter Richard Lui of NBC and MSNBC, actor Dante Basco, and actress Kelly Hu:

The hashtag for the campaign is #TURNOUTFORWHAT  – I’m assuming because many people don’t vote in non-presidential years, but they are just as important, if not more so, than presidential year elections.


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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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