APALA and IAPALA National President Johanna Hester stated: “With the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community as the fastest growing population in the United States, the electorate itself is growing as well. The decisions that our representatives make on important issues like immigration reform, voter ID laws, jobs and the economy, and criminal justice, do impact the lives of every person in the U.S. That’s why it’s crucial to have AAPI leaders and voices at the table.”
APALA Nevada Chapter Leader Gloria T. Caoile stated: “Every vote does count. When we take the time to talk to people about what they care about, we see that our community does care about the issues. We do have a voice and now is the time to show the power of the AAPI community here in Nevada and throughout the country.”
“We are so excited to be partnering with APALA this National Voter Registration Day. Our coordinated efforts between now and the election will undoubtedly shape the results both locally and nationally. So if you haven’t registered, make sure to do so by October 18th,” added Vida Lin, President and Founder of the Asian Community Development Council.
Mi Familia Vota State Director Jocelyn Sida said: “Our work with APALA has taken our civic engagement efforts to new heights. It’s great to work with other communities of color in finding common ground on important issues and also making our voices heard throughout the state.”
The Nevada coalition includes the APALA Nevada, American Vietnamese Community Center, APIAVote, Asian Community Development Council, Asian Community Resource Center, Battle Born, Chispa Nevada, For Nevada’s Future, iAmerica, Korean Association, Mi Familia Vota Nevada, OCA Las Vegas, Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity, Seek Jesus First, SEIU, and Silver State Voices. Please join APALA Nevada and our diverse coalition on September 27th at 2:30pm at Seafood City (3890 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV)! For more information, please contact (702) 630-5200. Please also check out this PSA on the importance of the Filipino-American vote that will be aired on local television in Nevada and on Balitang America.