Biden, Former Guam Governor Join Presidential Town Hall, Saturday
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Eddie Baza Calvo, Trump campaign surrogate and Former Governor of Guam, will join Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizers and community leaders, Saturday, June 27, at 3 pm ET, for a presidential town hall about the policy issues important to the AANHPI community. The Trump and Biden campaigns will address key topics related to health care, discrimination and racism in America, immigration, and safeguarding the economy during the pandemic in two separate, moderated discussions. Amna Nawaz, Senior National Correspondent & Primary Substitute Anchor of the PBS NewsHour, and Vicky Nguyen, NBC News Investigative & Consumer Correspondent, will moderate.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic population in the country, with the electorate expected to double between 2015 and 2040, from 5.9 million eligible voters to 12.2 million. The town hall is coproduced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and is organized by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nonpartisan voter mobilization organization, and is the keystone event of APIAVote’s annual National AAPI Leadership Summit. It is the fourth presidential town hall the group has hosted and provides an opportunity for candidates to speak directly to the AANHPI community about the issues that impact them.
The town hall will be streamed online via APIAVote’s Facebook Live, on NBCNews.com, NBC Asian America and on NBC News’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, on the PBS Newshour’s Facebook Live and the WORLD Channel’s Facebook Live account. Links and details will be sent after registering at https://apia.vote/thpress.