October 22, 2014

March 24, 26: AAAF-Chicago Events for April 9 Municipal Election

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Dear AAAF-CG Friends,

One of our goals is to identify qualified Democratic candidates, to provide them with financial and technical assistance, and to build a local network of activists, funders, and supporters. Please join us and support Asian Americans running for offices on April 4.

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Event #1

Asian American Municipal Candidates’ Rally!
Supporting Asian Americans for the April 9th Municipal Elections!
When: Sunday, March 24th
3:00p – 5:00pm

Where: Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie

Admission: FREE

Suggested donation of $50 or more is greatly appreciated – donations will go toward funding the endorsed candidates.

Come mix and mingle with the AAAF-GC endorsed candidates for Skokie and other suburban races!

For details, email info@aaafgc.com.

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Event #2

AAAF-GC Operation Skokie!
Every vote Counts – Get out the Asian American vote!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: phone banking-door knocking & networking

Tuesday, March 26th – 6:00p – 8:00p
Phone Bank in Skokie

Sunday, March 31st – 1:00p – 4:00p (meet at 12:45p)
Door Knocking in Skokie

Tuesday, April 2nd – 6:00p – 8:00p
Phone Bank in Skokie
Sunday, April 7th – 1:00p – 4:00p (meet at 12:45p)
Door Knocking in Skokie
Tuesday, April 9th (ELECTION DAY)
ALL DAY
Multiple opportunities

Where: Volunteering activities meeting location:
3716 W. Dempster, Skokie (Skokie Caucus Party Office)

Why Skokie?

Skokie is a great community for Asian Americans and immigrants – diverse & inclusive. Asian Americans are already engaged in the community through various civic activities, including the Skokie Festival of Cultures. There are two Asian Americans are elected officials in Skokie: Trustee Pramod Shah and Park District Commissioner Jerry Clarito.

On April 4, Pramod Shah is running for Clerk as a slated candidate of the Skokie Caucus Party. Support Pramod and Skokie Caucus Party to get the Asian Americans out to vote! Every vote COUNTS so let’s engage our people.

Skokie facts:
64,784 residents in Skokie — 28.6% are Asian Americans.
South Asians: 4,283
Filipinos: 4,505
Koreans: 1,771
Chinese: 1,575
Vietnamese: 717
Japanese: 304
Others: 3,394

33,000 Skokie residents are registered voters.
10% of the registered voters are Asian Americans. (3,400).

Turnout is traditionally very low in municipal elections. Only 16% (4,800) to 22% (6,600) of registered voters voted in the past few Municipal election cycles in Skokie.

According to the 2010 Census, there are at least 2 precincts in Skokie with Asian American population of over 35%.

We hope to see you at our events! Network and do good for our community.

For details, email info@aaafgc.com.

The mission of the Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago (AAAF-GC) is to encourage Asian Pacific American (APA) Democrats to participate in the political process and to empower the APA community to address the under-representation of APAs in the political life of the Greater Chicago area.

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