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4.28.2008

national presidential town hall on may 17

Mark your calendars. On May 17, APIAVote, with the support of various national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations, presents the first National Presidential Town Hall hosted by the AAPI community. It should be a really amazing day, with over 2000 community leaders, elected officials, voters, and students representing our diverse community from across the country expected to participate in this historic event. They've also extended invitations to the three presidental candidates, and are working with their campaigns to schedule their appearances at the event.

It's all going down May 17 at Bren Events Center at the University of California, Irvine. If you're interested in attending, general tickets to the Townhall are actually being allocated through a lottery system... but you gotta act fast—registration closes on April 30. For further details on the National Presidential Town Hall, including map, directions and hotel info, go here.

Also check out this very cool electronic APIA Presidential Town Hall, developed Global Leadership Expriences Online (GLEO) in order to encourage political and civic engagement through the internet, with easy accessible information for the average user on the candidates and vital issues. Check it out. (Thanks, Mike.)