AAFF & Florida Asian Services will present Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute’s AAPI Civic Initiative on Voter and Census Engagement Workshop in Miami and Orlando AAPI Voter and 2020 Census Engagement

[Miami, Florida – 9/3/2019] Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) and Florida Asian Services will co-host an Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Initiative on Voter and 2020 Census Engagement Workshops on 9/14 in Miami and 9/15 in Orlando.

The Training will cover how to register voters, the importance of the Census on the AAPI community, and how to ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census.

AAFF and FAS cordially invite you to participate in the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute for the AAPI Civic Initiative on Voter and 2020 Census Engagement Workshops.

Saturday, 9/14/2019, the NYMLI training will be held at North Miami Beach McDonald Senior Center – 17051 NE 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162.

Sunday, 9/15/2019, the NYMLI training will be held at Amerasia Bank Activity Center – 5210 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.

Please RSVP at https://apia.vote/NYMLI2019.

“Now, AAFF and FAS will organize the AAPI civic initiative on voter mobilization and 2020 Census participation in Florida,” said Winnie Tang, President of FAS. “We hope you can join in this Initiative in Florida. We need to get involved and be visible so we won’t be ignored and left out in the decision making process impacting our community!”

The census, a congressionally mandated head count of the country’s population done once every 10 years, is used to decide the number of seats awarded to states in the House of Representatives, the way representative boundaries are drawn, and how more than $675 billion a year in federal funds is distributed.

It is also used in determining which states and counties are required to provide voter language assistance according to the Voting Rights Act.

“AAPIs struggle with visibility, not only with state and local government programs, but also with local philanthropy. An accurate census is thus essential to rendering a full picture of the AAPI populations,” said Rajat Sharma, President of AAFF. “If these data aren’t available to help demonstrate the growing size of our communities, then we’re really likely to miss out on funding that would be really important in serving our communities.”

Please join us to learn about AAPI Civic Initiative on voter mobilization and understand how increasing AAPI voter and 2020 census participation can make a real impact on the issues you care about, such as the economy, education, health care, employment discrimination, and immigration!

Non-profit AAPI organizations and volunteers interested in increasing civic engagement can take advantage of this opportunity by engaging in voter registration drives and get out the count in 2020.

FREE OF CHARGE. Refreshment and light lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact Rajat Sharma at 904-859-4576, Jeannie Wong at 786-757-8307 or info@apiavote.org.