ICYMI: DNC Commemorates AAPI Heritage Month With Multiple Events, Videos, and a National Ad Buy
May 28, 2021
Earlier this week, the Democratic National Committee presented two AAPI Heritage Month events featuring officials, celebrities, and business leaders. The “AAPI Stronger” program hosted by the DNC AAPI Caucus honored actor/activist Daniel Dae Kim with the “Champion Award” for his inspired advocacy. The DNC also partnered with leading AAPI media outlet NextShark to produce “Representation in Action,” a panel discussion on the importance of representation and mobilization within the AAPI community. Additionally, the DNC continued to release full-page ads in AAPI outlets nationally as part of its high five-figure ad buy. These programs underscore our commitment to community outreach and the enormous contributions AAPI Americans make to our party and our nation.
Here are some key moments from AAPI Stronger:
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison discussed the importance of the AAPI Vote
Daniel Dae Kim was honored by Chair Harrison and AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong with the “Champion Award” for his tireless efforts in raising awareness regarding the abhorrent rising tide of anti-Asian Hate.
We released a new video highlighting the strength of the AAPI vote and its critical influence on the results in 2020.
To watch the full AAPI Stronger event click here.
Here are highlights from Representation in Action on Next Shark:
Representation in Action aired on the NextShark Facebook page and featured welcome marks by Senator Tammy Duckworth. A panel on representation and mobilization in the AAPI community was moderated by journalist, professor, host of “The May Lee Show,” and former CNN anchor, May Lee. Panelists were Representative Grace Meng, DNC Deputy Director Roger Lau, Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, entrepreneur Ziad Ahmed, and figure skater/activist Emma Tang.
DNC Deputy Director Roger Lau spoke about the strategy for engaging AAPI Americans in the 2020 election.
To watch the full NextShark event click here.
DNC AAPI Videos
The DNC also released a new video highlighting the strength of the AAPI vote, its critical influence on the results in 2020, and the importance of electing AAPI leadership at all levels of government.