Dec. 4 Asian/Latino Issues Presidential Forum

An Asian/Latino Issues Forum, VOICES TO VOTES, will feature representatives from the leading Democratic presidential campaigns on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:15 p.m. at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles.

The free event includes two exciting programs in one night: an Asian/Latino Democratic Presidential Forum and – immediately following the forum – a very special networking party hosted by various community groups!

Doors open at 6:15 p.m., the panel runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with the Tuesday Tingler at the Far Bar starting immediately after the forum.

Assemblymember Kevin de Leon will represent Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Assemblymember Anthony Portantino will represent John Edwards’ campaign. A representative from Barack Obama’s campaign will be announced at a later time.The forum will be moderated by Eric Byler (Asian Pacific Americans for Progress) and Sandra Mendoza (Metropolitan Democratic Club).

Host Committee (in formation): Grace Chee, Phil Chung, Xioamara Corpeno, Keith Kamisugi, Ted Kroeber, Joseph Legaspi, Monica Macer, Raul Macias, Alejandro Menchaca, Sumun Pendakur, Alex Rooker, Mora Mi-Ok Stephens, Liz Sunwoo, Nick Velasquez, Janet Yang, Ed Yoon, Phil Yu

Steering Committee: Dennis Arguelles, Charles Chang, Curtis Chin, Rhett Francisco, Vivien Hao, Go Kasai, Preeti Kulkarni, Katy Lim, Dean Matsubayashi, Sandra Mendoza, Catherine Park, Anthony Rendon, Melvin Tabilas, Sarah Tay

Co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and the Metropolitan Democratic Club. For more info on the forum, email:

Immediately following the forum will be the Tuesday Tingler, a special edition of the Monday Minglers co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Committee and Asian Pacific Americans in Philanthropy. They will be joined by several co-sponsoring Latino organizations. Just walk around the corner to the Far Bar at Chop Suey Café, 347 E. First Street, in Little Tokyo.

For more info on the party, email

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