Over 1,700 calls to AAPI households in 3 days!

KAYA has been working with other progressive Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups and Congressman Mike Honda, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) to recruit AAPI phone bankers and canvassers. In the last 3 days since this GOTV effort has started, volunteers have made over 1,700 calls to AAPI households and had close to 300 live contacts! Collectively we have recruited over 30 volunteers to make calls and pound the pavement. With your help we can make a difference and turn out more AAPI voters!
KAYA-DC, along AAPI Capitol Hill staffers, APAP-DC, and SAFO-DC are hosting phone banking nights at the DNC. E-mail Jian to RSVP: jianiza@gmail.com
In addition to our efforts to retain Democratic majorities in Congress, elect Democratic Governors and to prepare our states for redistricting, we have an unprecedented opportunity to elect brilliant AAPI Congressional candidates including:

  • Dr. Ami Bera (CA 3)
  • Raj Goyle (KS 4)
  • Dr. Manan Trivedi (PA 6)
  • Colleen Hanabusa (HI 1)

We are 18 days away from the election! We know that AAPIs are motivated to vote when they receive a call, or talk with AAPI volunteers in the field. Phone banks will focus on our AAPI Congressional candidates and candidates in districts rich with AAPI voters. You can help Congressman Honda’s efforts in a variety of ways:

Volunteer your time to a campaign, and deploy to the field

Sign up:http://my.barackobama.com/2010GOTV

Please fill out the DNC deployment form at http://my.barackobama.com/2010GOTV , as well as contact Naomi Tacuyan, DNC AAPI Outreach Director at tacuyann@dnc.org with your availability, placement requests, and previous campaign experience.

Phone Bank at DNC HQ from Oct 12th- Nov 1st

(430 S. Capitol St. SE Capitol South Metro- Orange/Blue Lines)
  • Mondays with Asian American Action Fund Young Leaders (AAA Fund YL)

Contact: Nicole Varma- ntvarma@gmail.com

  • Tuesdays with AAPI Hill Staffers & Indian American Leadership Initiative (IALI

Contact: Meina Banh – meina.banh@gmail.com or Keo Chea – keochea@gmail.com for AAPI Hill Staffers
Anurag Varma for IALI- AVarma@pattonboggs.com

  • Wednesdays with South Asians for Opportunity-DC (SAFO) & Asian Pacific Americans for Progress-DC (APAP)

Contact: Neha Misra for SAFO-DC- nmisra05@gmail.com or Olivia Chow for APAP-DC- olivichow@gmail.com

  • Thursdays with KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress

Contact: Jian Zapata- jianiza@gmail.com

Canvass for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) and Dr. Manan Trivedi (PA-6)
*Shifts are 11am-2pm, 2pm-5pm, and/or 5pm-8pm every Saturday
Contact- Meina Banh for Rep. Connolly- meina.banh@gmail.com or Neha Misra for Dr. Trivedi- nmisra05@gmail.com
Saturday, October 16

  • Saturday, October 23
  • Saturday, October 30

Thank you for all that you do! For more information, please visit www.mikehonda.org . Please forward this to others who may be interested.



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