Asian America, are you ready to stand and be counted? This upcoming election will be one of the most important in recent history, for many reasons, and it's imperative that we, as the fastest-growing racial demographic in the country, are not defined as a community that sat this one out.
#IAmAsianAmerican is a national campaign to engage Asian American millennials to become active participants in the electoral process. #IAAA aims to register at least 15,000 new voters with a first-ever national concert event taking place on October 16 in four cities with major Asian American populations: New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The free events will combine food, live music and speakers and on-the-ground engagement in each city -- including a flagship red-carpet celebrity event at Los Angeles' historic Wiltern Theater, which will also be live-streamed to the three other participating cities and locations across the country.
"IAAA is about proudly owning our cross-cultural identities, says executive director Uyen Tieu. "By celebrating Asian American civic engagement and pop culture, we want to put a spotlight on the power of our community -- and get everyone to the polls this November."
Here's some more information about the flagship event happening in Los Angeles:
# I AM ASIAN AMERICAN Movement
Sunday October 16th
Red Carpet Celebrity Concert
The Wiltern Theater
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Night Market After Party
Radio Korea Plaza
3700 Wilshire Blvd
Additional Live Music Performances and Food Trucks
Fresh Off The Boat
PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL GUESTS
REGISTRATION DRIVES AT THESE PARTICIPATING Restaurants, Food Trucks and Cafes (OCT 8-14)
Boba Ni Taco
Rice Balls of Fire
Tickets are free with advanced registration! Get yours here. For further information about the campaign, and complete details about the events in New York City, DC and Chicago, visit the #IAMASIANAMERICAN website. And most importantly, if you haven't already, get off your ass and register to vote.
Let's unite together to make the Asian American vote count!