Clinton, Trump Reps and Libertarian, Green Nominees to Speak at AAPI Forum on Presidential Election


Bill Clinton


LAS VEGAS — Former President Bill Clinton, on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein are confirmed to address the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) national community on Friday, Aug. 12.


Sean Reyes


They will be joined by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes on behalf of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) 2016 Presidential Election Forum.

For the first time, the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green presidential campaigns will directly speak at the same event to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community at large.


Gary Johnson


The event to be held at the famed Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where headliners like Celine Dion and Rod Stewart often perform, is also the tentpole event around the largest gathering of AAPI national organizations across sectors ever. Upwards of 4,000 leaders from business, real estate, journalism, health care, law, faith, and more, are expected to attend. More than 40 organizations are holding conferences, seminars, and symposiums to discuss issues relevant to their industries, professions, and communities.


Jill Stein


In addition, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), led by Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena, Rep. Mike Honda of San Jose, and other members of Congress, will have a special message on how AAPI voters actually can swing this year’s election outcome as they have in the past two cycles.

You can watch the entire forum online at www.apiavote.org/townhall/live starting at 2 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern. Language support will be available in Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Video is available for those who were unable to watch the forum live.

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