FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joshua Alegado

Programs Coordinator

Phone: 626-356-9838

Email: joshua@causeusa.org

CAUSE Board Chair Charlie Woo and Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu speak on the new wave of young Asian American voters in Los Angeles County

Pasadena, CA — June 23, 2016 — New wave of young Asian American voters in LA County means change is on the way, according to Pat Brown Institute Poll. Survey has warning signs for both the Republican and Democratic parties.

What:

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA will host a press and community event to release findings from its Asian American poll on civic engagement and political behavior. The event will be held on June 29 from 8–10 a.m. at Cal State LA’s downtown campus located at 801 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90017. The poll, conducted in collaboration with the nonprofit, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, surveyed 1,865 Asian American registered voters in Los Angeles County, and included Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans and Filipino Americans.

The survey reveals major differences between younger and older Asian American voters on social issues, religion, and partisanship. The event will include a presentation by Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, director of the PBI-Cal State LA Poll. Commenting on the results and their implications will be Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, Chair of (CAUSE) Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment Charlie Woo, and Cal State LA Professor and Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Ping Yao.

When:

8–10 a.m., Wednesday, June 29. Click here to register for the #PBIAsianAmPoll. Reserved seating in the front will be held for members of the media who have registered.

Where:

Cal State LA’s downtown campus, 801 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90017. Parking is free with validation at the parking structure located at 801 South Grand Ave. Public transit stops are also within walking distance of the downtown campus. For additional information, visit the Pat Brown Institute or call us at (323) 343-3770.

More:

Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, who held office from 1959 to 1967, brought the Pat Brown Institute to the Cal State LA campus in 1987. The Institute is a nonpartisan center for community engagement, civic education, public policy forums and debates, youth leadership, and applied public policy research. The Pat Brown Institute has developed a series of distinguished and accessible programs to carry out the mission of the University and create more inclusive and empowered communities across Southern California.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political and civic empowerment of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.

For press registration and inquiries, please contact CAUSE by phone at (626) 356-9838 or by email at joshua@causeusa.org. General information can be obtained from our website, www.causeusa.org. Our office is located at 260 South Los Robles Avenue, #115, Pasadena, CA 91101.

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