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Voter Engagement Training | 10.1.22

Voter Engagement Training for Education, Business, Faith, Nonprofit and Civic Leaders

Please join our interactive nonpartisan voter engagement training for AAPI-identified leaders in San Mateo County led by Christine Chen, executive director and founder of the Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nationally recognized and leading nonprofit in AAPI civic engagement.

During this half-day training you will learn about voter mobilization strategies and develop skills to get our AAPI community registered and turning out to vote in November!

Date Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location Millbrae Community Center 477 Lincoln Cir, Millbrae, CA 94030


  • 8:30 AM - Coffee & Mingle

  • 9:00 AM - Training

  • 12:00 PM - Lunch

Limited seating, please RSVP early. Boxed lunch will be provided.

Together We Will Rise

Community organizations and leaders, such as yourselves, are the change-makers that will activate AAPIs and embed our democratic values and civic engagement opportunities deeper into our communities. The planned APIAVote Voter Engagement Training is a timely and unique opportunity to bring education and skills to a cross-section of local AAPI leaders in this County to empower communities to register and turn out in the November election, and beyond.

Although Asians make up 30+% of the County’s population, Asians still have the lowest voter registration rates and are the least represented population in elected leadership. In San Mateo County, an estimated 41,000 eligible Asian voters have yet to fully participate in our democratic process by registering to vote. There are 132,114 eligible Asian voters in San Mateo county, and only 68.8% registered Asian voters. San Mateo County is among the wealthiest and most educated counties in the state, yet in the 2022 primary election, we (Asians) ranked 28th out of 58 counties in registered voter turnout with only 34%. Tragically, 7 out of 10 registered Asian voters did not cast a ballot in June 2022. We can and must do better, and the time to act is NOW.


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