Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration 2008
Leadership, Diversity, Harmony – Gateway to Success
[Miami, Florid: 5-13-2008] OCA-South Florida Chapter and NANAY are proud to support the first-ever APIAVote National Presidential Town Hall at the University of California, Irvine and to be one of the multiple town halls that are being hosted around the country.
We would like to invite you to this historic Presidential Town Hall featuring Presidential Candidates addressing issues that impact the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.
The Electronic National President Town Hall will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 5:30 pm at NANAY Community Center – 659 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL (305-981-3232). The parking is available at the back of the building on NE 126 Street.
The National Presidential Town Hall will be on Saturday, May 17, 2008 and start from 10:30 Pacific Time (PT) which is 1:30 Eastern Time (ET) with national community capacity building agenda and the National Presidential Town Hall ceremony schedule at 5 pm ET.
With the support of various national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, we will be expecting 2,000 community leaders, elected officials, voters, and students representing this diverse community from across the country to participate at the first National Presidential Town Hall hosted by our Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Join us for this historic event and learn about the candidates before voting in the general election in November, 2008.
Invitations to each campaign were received and APIA Vote is working with the campaigns to schedule each candidate’s appearance.
“We are so happy that NANAY Community Center has the technology support to host this historic event in Miami,” says Joy Bruce – MD, Founding President of NANAY Inc. “Through this opportunity, we can learn more about the Presidential candidates and their policies for the APIA community and community-at-large, so that we can make informed decisions when choosing the next president.”
“We are excited to be able to support this historic National President Town Hall in Miami so we will be part of this important affair in our Asian American and Pacific Islander community,” says Winnie Tang, President of OCA-South Florida Chapter.
Electronic National Presidential Town Hall
NANAY Community Center
659 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161
5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008
For information and RSVP, call 305-753-8791 or 305-981-3232.
National Supporting Organizations of APIAVote’s Presidential Town Hall:
Over 25 National organizations, for example:
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Local Supporting Organizations of APIAVote’s Presidential Town Hall:
Nationwide, many local organizations
Florida: Florida Chinese Federation, OCA-South Florida Chapter, NANAY Inc., United Chinese Association of Florida and many others
Building American… One Vote at a Time
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan, 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.
| www.apiavote.org | 1666 K Street NW, Suite 440, Washington, D.C. 20006 | 202-223-9170 | F 202-457-0549 |
EMBRACING THE HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is a national organization dedicated to the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States, with its headquarters in Washington, DC.
OCA-South Florida Chapter was founded in 1987.
| OCA-SFL@juno.com | http://khuang.com/OCA-SFL |
| P O Box 562124, Miami, FL 33256 | 305-753-8791 | F 305-278-8775 |
NANAY, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that provides supportive services to elders and youth.
| www.nanay.com | 659 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161 | 305-981-3232 | F 305-981-3231 |