2020 VOTERS FORUM

19th Annual Voter Education & Candidates Forum
A National Online Event

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October 10, 2020
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST
Join the live stream at facebook.com/apapahq/live

Your Vote. Your Voice. Our Future

2020 is a year marked by national discord and division in the U.S. It is also one of the biggest issue-filled election years in recent memory. That’s why APAPA is making this year’s Voters Forum a national event with its new online format.

Since 2001, APAPA has hosted its annual Voters Forum to promote rigorous debate on hot issues ahead of the November elections in California. Now we are involving all 30 APAPA chapters to identify issues, ballot measures, and races that are the most consequential to their communities and the whole country.

The Voters Forum will feature rigorous debates among candidates running for office. We’ll bring in experts and other stakeholders who will shed light on issues including the government’s COVID-19 response, immigration, healthcare, and affirmative action, racism, and more.

Join the live stream at Facebook.com/apapahq/live.

Program Schedule

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Community Partners

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hindu American Foundation (HAF), Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), OCA National, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

Invited Speakers (* Confirmed)

Guest Speaker

Derrick Johnson *
President, NAACP

Special Guest

Fiona Ma *
California State Treasurer

Special Guest

Betty Yee *
California State Controller

Legislator of the Year Award

Grace Meng *
New York Congressmember
District 6

Public Official of the Year Award

Allan Fung *
Mayor
Cranston, Rhode Island

U.S. Presidential Race

Surrogate John Pence

Donald Trump(R)
Presidential Candidate

Surrogate Andrew Yang

Joe Biden(D)
Presidential Candidate

Colorado U.S. Senate

Cory Gardner(R)
Colorado U.S. Senate Candidate

John Hickenlooper(D)
Colorado U.S. Senate Candidate

Raymon Doane(L) *
Colorado U.S. Senate Candidate

Danny Skelly(I) *
Colorado U.S. Senate Candidate

Texas U.S. Senate

John Cornyn(R)
Texas U.S. Senate Candidate

MJ Hegar(D)
Texas U.S. Senate Candidate

Kerry McKennon(L) *
Texas U.S. Senate Candidate

David B. Collins(G)*
Texas U.S. Senate Candidate

Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla(I)
Texas U.S. Senate Candidate

Texas Congressional District 22

Sri Kulkarni(D) *
Texas Congressional District 22 Candidate

Troy Nehls(R)
Texas Congressional District 22 Candidate

Joseph LeBlanc(L) *
Texas Congressional District 22 Candidate

California Congressional District 21

TJ Cox(D) *
California Congressional
District 21 Candidate

David Valadao(R) *
California Congressional
District 21 Candidate

California Congressional District 39

Gil Cisneros(D)
California Congressional
District 39 Candidate

Young Kim(R) *
California Congressional
District 39 Candidate

California Congressional District 48

Harley Rouda(D) *
California Congressional
District 48 Candidate

Michelle Steel(R) *
California Congressional
District 48 Candidate

California State Senate District 29

Ling Ling Chang(R) *
California State Senate
District 29 Candidate

Josh Newman(D) *
California State Senate
District 29 Candidate

Mail-in Voting

Courtney Bailey-Kanelos *
Registrar of Voters, Sacramento County

Mindy Romero *
Director, Center for Inclusive Democracy

Susan Fong *
Board Member, APAPA Greater Sacramento Chapter

Eva Robinson *
Ambassador, APAPA Greater Sacramento Chapter

Schools and School Issues

Andrew Wong *
Board Trustee, Pomona Unified School District

Jorge Pacheco Jr. *
Board Trustee, Oak Grove School District

Jesse Hong *
President, APAPA Southern California Region

California Proposition 16

Joel Wong *
Board Member, APAPA National Governing Board

Joy Chen *
Director, Californians for Equal Rights No On 16 Campaign

Henry Yin *
President, APAPA Bay Area Region

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Founded in 2001, APAPA has grown to 30 chapters in the U.S. We empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education, leadership, and active participation in civic and public affairs. 

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Voters Forum Sponsors

Title Sponsors
AT&T
Sandy Chau
Civic Leadership USA
Coca-Cola
Comcast
Golden Arch Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Ken Fong/Kenson Ventures
Dr. Hsing Kung
LIONEXT
Royal Business Bank
Yin Foundation
Program Sponsors
California Strawberry Commission
Chevron
Copart
Jelly Belly
Ellison Enterprises
PG&E
International STEAM Education Association
Southwest Airlines
Platinum Sponsors
Bank of the West
CA Beer & Beverage Distributors
Kaiser Permanente
Sempra Energy
Verizon
Wells Fargo
Other Sponsors
California State Senator Scott Wiener
Yun Gao

For full list of APAPA sponsors visit: www.apapa.org/sponsors/

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