July 12, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
1 E 42nd St., New York, New York, 10017
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial population, yet they have one of the most dismal voter turnout rates at only 47% (compared to 66% for black voters and 64% for non-Hispanic white voters).
The Asian American vote has the potential to spark change; it’s been shown that Asian Americans make up the winning margin in many state districts. As New York gears up for an important series of state elections this year, now is the time for AAPIs to step into their power and make their voices heard.
Join TAP-NY and Slant’d for a night of inspiration and activation featuring a Q&A with NYS Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and a hands-on brainstorm to figure out how together, we can advance AAPI issues and move the needle for Asian American representation in government.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided by TECO. The event will be held in the basement Auditorium.
Have a question to ask or a topic you want discussed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
As Assemblymember of the 65th district, Yuh-Line Niou represents the lower Manhattan neighborhoods of the Financial District, Battery Park City, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. Learn more about her platforms and follow her at @yuhline_niou.
TAP-NY is a volunteer-run non-profit that fosters the Taiwanese American community in the NYC area. As the largest Taiwanese-American professional organization in the area, TAP-NY provides resources, programs and events to inspire, connect, and empower professionals to become community-oriented leaders.
Slant’d is an independent media company that celebrates Asian American identity through personal storytelling. By empowering real people to share real stories, Slant’d provides a refreshing take on the Asian American narrative and sparks an intersectional dialogue that breaks boundaries between assumption and reality.
The Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York is one of 12 offices under the D.C.-based Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Taiwan’s de facto embassy in the United States in the absence of diplomatic ties. TECRO was established in 1979 to represent Taiwan’s interests in the US.