Dec. 4 Asian/Latino Issues Presidential Forum

An Asian/Latino Issues Forum, VOICES TO VOTES, will feature representatives from the leading Democratic presidential campaigns on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:15 p.m. at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles.

The free event includes two exciting programs in one night: an Asian/Latino Democratic Presidential Forum and – immediately following the forum – a very special networking party hosted by various community groups!

Doors open at 6:15 p.m., the panel runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with the Tuesday Tingler at the Far Bar starting immediately after the forum.

Assemblymember Kevin de Leon will represent Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Assemblymember Anthony Portantino will represent John Edwards’ campaign. A representative from Barack Obama’s campaign will be announced at a later time.The forum will be moderated by Eric Byler (Asian Pacific Americans for Progress) and Sandra Mendoza (Metropolitan Democratic Club).

Host Committee (in formation): Grace Chee, Phil Chung, Xioamara Corpeno, Keith Kamisugi, Ted Kroeber, Joseph Legaspi, Monica Macer, Raul Macias, Alejandro Menchaca, Sumun Pendakur, Alex Rooker, Mora Mi-Ok Stephens, Liz Sunwoo, Nick Velasquez, Janet Yang, Ed Yoon, Phil Yu

Steering Committee: Dennis Arguelles, Charles Chang, Curtis Chin, Rhett Francisco, Vivien Hao, Go Kasai, Preeti Kulkarni, Katy Lim, Dean Matsubayashi, Sandra Mendoza, Catherine Park, Anthony Rendon, Melvin Tabilas, Sarah Tay

Co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and the Metropolitan Democratic Club. For more info on the forum, email: curtischin@aol.com

Immediately following the forum will be the Tuesday Tingler, a special edition of the Monday Minglers co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Committee and Asian Pacific Americans in Philanthropy. They will be joined by several co-sponsoring Latino organizations. Just walk around the corner to the Far Bar at Chop Suey Café, 347 E. First Street, in Little Tokyo.

For more info on the party, email charles.chang@apadrc.org

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