Asian Americans and the U.S. Presidential Election Panel Set for Oct. 24

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Join Asia Society Northern California for a panel discussion of leading experts to explore the growing Asian American political landscape in the United States today and how this will impact the 2012 Presidential elections on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Nixon Peabody located at 1 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. As the Asian American population continues to grow, so have their influence in U.S. politics. Could they play a key role in swing states this election cycle?

Asian-Americans now make up almost 6% of the U.S. population and are the fastest growing demographic group in the country. Highly diverse in terms of cultural heritage, language, and religious tradition, Asian Americans are generally more successful economically and have attained higher levels of education than any other minority group in the country. And as the Asian American population continues to grow, so have their influence in U.S. politics, not only as voting blocs, but also as community organizers and candidates for political office.

Speakers include Bill Ong Hing, Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Law, Daphne Kwok, Board Member, Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote; Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Samson Wong, AsianWeek.com political columnist,  Sydnie Kohara (moderator), Former CNBC and CBS5 Anchor; ASNC Board Member, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Riverside.

$10 for Asia Society Members; $15 for Non-Members. To purchase tickets visit:

http://asiasociety.org/northern-california/events/2012-race-asian-americans-and-us-presidential-election

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