2020 election is a historical moment to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our increasing demographic representation, collective economic impact, and professional/civic achievements present a powerful and timely opportunity for political engagement. Our vote matters. Each panelist will prepare a 5 min presentation to discuss what data we have and how to use the data for AAPI empowerment. Moderator will share AAPI elected officials data using an interactive map and invite panelists to comment and respond. This is a dialog focusing on why it is important for AAPI community to vote in November. Follow up with a Q&A session for panelists to address questions from the participants.

Xiaoyan Zhang UCA, Chairman of the Board, AAUC, Chair, Public Policy Committee, UCA, AAUC

Joel Wong President, National Asian American United (NAAPAC)

Janelle Wong Professor, University of Maryland Michael Fondacaro Advisor, APAPA Albany Leadership Chapter

Julia Liou Chief Deputy of Administration, Asian Health Services