Wednesday’s AAPI Caucus to Preview Democratic Party’s Bold Vision for AAPIs


On the heels of the Republican National Committee nominating a divisive platform which denigrates minority communities, the specialty media team of the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced that the convention will convene an official Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) caucus meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

The caucus meeting will preview the bold vision and progressive blueprint of the Democratic Party that is lifting up the collective prospects of the AAPI community from coast to coast.

On Wednesday, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) will also address how Secretary Clinton and the Democratic Party are taking steps to invest in job growth, immigration prospects, educational opportunities and economic security for Asian Americans from the official main stage podium of the Democratic National Convention.

Expect Featured Surrogates at the Official AAPI Caucus Meeting Include:

Amy Dacey, CEO of the Democratic National Committee
Richard Lui, MSNBC Host and Anchor, Richard Lui
Martin O’Malley, Former Governor of Maryland
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
Michelle K. Lee, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)
U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
…and several more.


10 a.m. AAPI Democratic leaders kick off the largest mobilization of AAPI voters in history at an official party caucus.

DNCC Caucus Room, Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 210ABC

5 p.m. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus members address the nation from podium at the Democratic National Convention.

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA


12 noon Democratic Convention AAPI surrogates to hold media availability.

DNCC AAPI Media Center, Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 113AB

** NOTE: DNCC AAPI Media Center availability closes at 2 p.m. *
**NOTE: Media representatives interested in covering these events must be pre-credentialed. Multimedia materials from AAPI events at the convention will be made available at**

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**NOTE: Additional media availabilities will be announced daily.**

202-930-1362 |

Toby Chaudhuri, Director of AAPI Media Center

Vikrum Aiyer, Deputy Director for AAPI Media Center and Strategy

Rebecca Lee, Chief Digital Strategist

Caroline Fan, Surrogate Outreach Coordinator

Dottie Li, Cross Cultural Strategist

DNCC AAPI Media Center, 202-930-1362