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APAP Training at the DNC

Join your fellow Asian American and Pacific Islander progressives and allies as we learn the basics of GOTV, social media, communications, fundrasing and more. The training will be led by Parag Mehta, Gautam Raghavan and Ramey Ko.

Asian Pacific Americans for Progresspresents

AAPI Activists' Campaign "Speed Training"at the Democratic National Convention
All-star trainers share the essentials for Getting Out the Asian American and Pacific Islander Vote in 2012  

Monday, September 3, 2012, from 12 noon - 6 PM

The Asian Library - 1339 Baxter Street; Charlotte, NC 28204

Register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4167543234

Co-sponsored by: Asian Student Association of the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)Asian American Action Fund (AAA Fund)South Asians for Obama (SAFO)  |  Korean Americans for Obama (KAFO)  |  Filipinos for Obama (FFO) |  Vietnamese Americans for Obama (VAFO)


12:00 PM - Doors open / Registration / Lunch

12:30 PM - Welcoming Remarks by APAP Board Members Rob Mady and Nina Ahmad

12:45 PM - Political Landscape by APIA Vote Executive Director Christine Chen State of play in the 2012 elections: how AAPIs can make the difference in races up and down the ballot

1:00 PM - Message Framing by Communications Specialist Parag Mehta Elements of effective, values-based messaging

1:15 PM - Message Content by Media Consultant Toby Chaudhuri What polling and research tells us about how to get out our message to AAPI voters

1:30 PM - Message Delivery by Parag Mehta Communication skills that will make you more effective at voter contact at the doors, on the phone

1:45 PM - Message Amplification by APAP Board Member Ramey Ko Promoting our messages in AAPI specialty press and via social and digital media

2:00 PM - Break

2:15 PM - Fundraising Basics by Outreach Specialist Gautam Raghavan Why money matters in campaigns and how grassroots fundraising is changing the way our community engages in politics

2:30 PM - Fundraising Rules by Fundraising Consultant Madalene Mielke 
What you can and cannot do when it comes to giving and raising money for political campaigns

2:45 PM - Fundraising Mechanics by Gautam Raghavan Fundamentals of list-building, developing and nurturing relationships and actually making the ask

3:00 PM - Fundraising Events by Madalene Mielke Building successful events that put the "fun" back in fundraising

3:15 PM - Keynote Remarks by Democratic National Committee's APIA Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong

3:30 PM - Break

3:45 PM - Organizing People by Ramey Ko How to recruit, train, manage, reward and develop super volunteers

4:00 PM - Organizing Voters by Parag Mehta Targeting: how we make the most of our time, money and people in a campaign

4:15 PM - Organizing Online by New Organizing Institute’s Online Communications Manager Deepa KunapuliTools grassroots organizers can use to mobilize voters in their communities

4:30 PM - Organizing the Vote by APAP Board Members Nina Ahmad and Ramey Ko Registering voters and protecting the integrity of the vote

4:45 PM - Organizing to WinLearn how you can get plugged in to the Obama campaign in key battleground states

5:00 PM - Closing Remarks by DNC Vice Chair and Congressman Mike Honda

5:15 PM - Swing State Meetup facilitated by Christine Chen
Breakout sessions where participants can learn about specific battleground state programs and volunteer to work on messaging, fundraising and organizing activities based on their "speed training" selections from the day

6:00 PM - Adjourn

For more info, go to apaforprogress.org

To register, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4167543234


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