Bill Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein to Appear at Historic AAPI Presidential Forum

UPDATE (8/12/16): Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will represent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in this event.

Former President Bill Clinton, representing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein are set to address one of the largest gatherings of AAPI journalists and community members.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), with more than 20 partnering community organizations, are hosting a historic Presidential Election Forum in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on August 12, 2016 at 2PM PT.

Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Mike Honda (D-CA), from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), along with other elected officials will also deliver remarks on the rising influence of the AAPI vote.

The Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing racial group in the country, growing from 20 million to more than 50 million by 2060.  The rising influence of the AAPI community is evident in the past two election cycles, where the AAPI vote has been an important factor in election outcomes in key battleground states.  In many of these states, the AAPI voter population either equaled or exceeded the margin of victory in a previous presidential election.

Recognizing the rising influence of the AAPI vote, campaigns are reaching out to AAPI community leaders and influencers to get their message out this election season. According to the AAJA, over 4,000 leaders from the AAPI community are expected to attend this event.

A livestream for this event is available, with language support in Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.  Tune in at http://www.apiavote.org/townhall/live.

For those attending the event, doors open at 1:00 PM PT.  For more information on APIAVote and AAJA activities, contact Alton Wang (awang@apiavote.org) and Kathy Chow (kathyc@aaja.org).

For press inquiries, contact Benjamin Bryant, 703-868-1262, press@aapimediacenter.org.

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