25. October 2012 13:39
The 11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum held on September 30, 2012 at CSU, Sacramento is scheduled to air on:
Sunday, 10/28 @ 3:30pm-7:45pm
Sunday, 11/4 @ 3:30pm-7:45pm
Both cablecasts will be on Comcast/Surewest Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Pacific Daylight/Standard Time, unless otherwise specified.
Don't have those services? View the programs online at www.accesssacramento.org at the times listed above. Note: the Internet stream is not video on demand
4. October 2012 17:31
APAPA Statewide Voters Forum Targets U.S. Fastest Growing Racial Group That Can Make A Difference In Key Elections In The State
According to the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Americans are now the nation’s fastest –growing racial group, overtaking Latinos in recent years as the largest stream of new immigrant arriving annually in the United States.” “Geographically nearly half of all U.S. Asians live in the Western states, California, the traditional gateway for Asian immigrants, has by far the largest number, almost 6 million.”
The APAPA organization’s goal and mission focuses on these new API immigrant groups to help them understand the importance of civic and political engagement in this country in order for them to have a voice as a part of America.
The 11th Annual APAPA Voters Forum in Sacramento attracted close to 1,000 attendees and participants to hear candidates seeking regional state and congressional seats debate as well as hear pros and cons about the most controversial ballot initiatives facing voters today.
State Constitutional officers Debra Bowen, Secretary of State, Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner, Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson addressed the importance of API voters today. Dan Walters, nationally recognized McClatchy political columnist along with a panel of respected journalists, Sandy Close of New America Media, Lonnie Wong of local channel 40 and Larry Lee of the Observer led the discussion among the candidates.
Voters Forum article in the Sacramento Bee:
APAPA Forum Photo Gallery: http://apapa.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=6040
2. October 2012 14:24
I want to write to you personally to congratulate and thank you for another successful APAPA Voters Forum this year. The success of this huge and historical event is a result of your hard work and leadership. You, your team leaders, and volunteers have given many hours and made personal sacrifices to bring this unique educational opportunity to all API Americans and the public. This event has developed API participation, leadership, and ownership of the community and government. Many political candidates and government leaders were able to speak and communicate with the API voters and the general public.
This was also an opportunity for the corporate and business community to partner with APAPA to fulfill their corporate citizenship. You and your team have organized an entire California API community and have successfully demonstrated APAPA's Mission to empower API Americans through education, active participation, and leadership in civic and public affairs.
This event demonstrated a great ability for us to work together on common grounds for a common vision because we all take great pride and ownership of this country. I look forward to our continued success and expansion of APAPA's programs and services to the entire state through our newly formed chapters. We Asian Americans and all Americans should be very proud and grateful to you and your team.
I would like to thank Maeley for her guidance and help in the program, VIP invitation, communication and media organization. The program is outstanding, the program book was well thought of, great AV & stage set up, excellent food & drinks coordination and VIP Reception and good media coverage. Thanks to all the many volunteers who tirelessly worked for the success of this program.
I would like to ask Amy to plan a celebration at the upcoming Holiday Mixer in December.
You have set a great role model.
To view photos taken at the Forum, please visit APAPA's Gallery at www.apapagallery.org. Thanks to John Oback, Dr. Kingman Louie, and Paul Quong for attending and taking photos.
2. July 2012 16:38
Chevron Presents the 11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum
Hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
Co-hosted by CAPITAL, Sacramento CAIR, NAACP, OCA, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
In partnership with Ethnic Community Organizations and Major & Ethnic Medias
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, September 30, 2012, Noon - 5:00pm
California State University, Sacramento - University Union
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Noon-1:00pm Lunch & Registration
1:00pm-5:00pm Forum Program
5:00pm-6:00pm Hosted VIP Reception (Invitation Only)
Fully Educational. Non-Partisan. Discussions on Issues Affecting Californians. Media Coverage by Major & Ethnic TV, Radio, & Newspapers.
Open to the Public
Please visit www.apapa.org for more details.