FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019
Contact: Jennifer Baik | (202) 223-9170
CELEBRATE THE ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER
MEMBERS OF THE 116TH CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, DC. – Join Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
(APIAVote) and a coalition of over 30 community organizers and leaders on
Tuesday, January 15th as we host a celebration for the Asian American and
Pacific Islander members of the 116th congress. The event was started in
2015, and APIAVote continues the tradition by spearheading the third
celebration along with our partners and sponsors.
With a record-breaking total of 20 AAPI members of Congress, the 116th
Congress is the most diverse congress in history. The diversity within the
members is significant, with sitting members of Native Hawaiian, Pacific
Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian descent in both
chambers of Congress. The event aims to not only celebrate our members of
Congress, but to also celebrate the increased turnout and engagement of the
AAPI community during the 2018 elections.
WHO: The event will be Emceed by Richard Lui of MSNBC. Confirmed
speakers include (as of 1/13/2019):
• Representative Judy Chu (CA-27)
• Representative Grace Meng (NY-06)
• Representative Ted Lieu (CA-33)
• Representative Bobby Scott (CA-17)
• Representative Ami Bera (CA-07)
• Representative Mark Takano (CA-41)
• Representative. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
• Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
• Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)
• Representative Ed Case (HI-01)
• Representative T.J. Cox (CA-21)
• Representative Michael San Nicolas (Guam)
• Representative Gil Cisneros (CA-39)
• Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03)
More confirmations are pending. The majority of the AAPI Congressional
members, additional CAPAC members, and over 500 community leaders
are expected to attend.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 6-9 PM EST.
• 5:30 PM Registration opens.
• 6:15 PM Congressional members begin to arrive.
• 6:30 PM Program begins
WHERE: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Renaissance
Ballroom, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
RSVP here: http://www.apiavote.org/celebration-2019
This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required and registration
opens at 5:30 PM EST. For press requests with a congressional member,
contact Jennifer Baik at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see our
event announcement here.
About APIAVote: APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works
with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders in electoral and
civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and
collaborative, and where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more
information at http://www.apiavote.org/
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Julia Kim Chun