By Maria (Malou) Guieb-Campos
The AAPI mock caucus held on January 23, 2016, at the Franklin Library prepared me and my fellow Filipino Americans with valuable information on how to caucus in the state of Iowa.
Our group represented our respective organizations, National Federation of Filipino American Association (NaFFAA Iowa) and Filipino American Association of Iowa (FAAI).
With Iowa’s grassroots culture and storied history of caucusing, Iowans enjoy the opportunity to be the first to assist in this presidential nomination process.
With our growing Asian American population, it is time for us to be involved, engaged and allow our voices to be heard. I didn’t realize that our small town of Grimes had four precincts. Holding it at the Ohana Sports complex was appropriate to accommodate a huge crowd.
My husband Roel F. Campos (NaFFAA Iowa Chair) and I assisted in checking in registered voters and quickly noted the limited registered Asian Americans, Latinos and other diverse voters in my precinct.
The need to continue to strengthen and train Asian Americans in this civic responsibility has been identified and will be an ongoing goal.
If Malou can do it, you can too. Support Hillary at the Nevada Presidential Caucus on February 20!