Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, and Deputy Secretary of Southern Nevada Chris Lee are manning phone banks for the AAPI vote.
(Las Vegas, NV) Actress/Model Kelly Hu, Winner of Survivor: Cook's Islander Yul Kwon, and Deputy Secretary of Southern Nevada Chris Lee join local community members and volunteers at phone banks in Henderson, NV, a day before the caucuses on Friday, January 18th at Noon for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to attend this Saturday's Caucuses.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a key electorate in Nevada and the Asian population is the fastest growing population, highest of all races, in Clark County, Nevada. There are about 130,000 Asian Americans and 17,000 Pacific Islanders in Clark County. In 2004, 75% of Clark County's AAPI registered voters turned out to vote and 77% of Nevada's AAPI registered voters turned out to vote.
"Kelly, Yul, and Chris are prominent members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community who have contributed their time to ensure that many more AAPIs will caucus this Saturday." said Daphne Kwok, APIA Vote Board Member. "We hope that our community members will join them in their efforts-- whether it's to phone bank, to caucus, or to canvass, and ensure that our voices get heard in the electoral process."
Celebrity Phone Banking
WHO: Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, Chris Lee and volunteers
WHAT: Phone Banking to get AAPIs out to the NV Caucuses this Saturday
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2008, Noon to 1PM
WHERE: 2475 Chandler Ave, Henderson, NV
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. For more information, please visit http://www.apiavote.org.