Civic Leadership Forum

On May 3rd, our founder, Angelica “Gel” Cortez, guest spoke at Ding Ding TV’s “Civic Leadership Forum” on the the Issues Impacting Asian Americans Heading into the 2020 General Election. Gel participated alongside other esteemed leaders in the Asian American community, including Cathy Peng, the CEO and Founder of ROCS Global and Soma Chatterjee the Diversity Ambassador with India Currents.

In a 50-minute panel session that was filmed live at Ding Ding TV’s studios in Santa Clara, California, Gel, Cathy, and Soma spoke about issues impacting electoral engagement, voter education, and civic leadership across Asian Americans.

Centering the conversation on the importance of coalition building and creating alliances across Asian/Pacific Islander communities, each panelist shared their perspective on the principles and values of supporting each other in light of the 2020 General Election and Census, which unleashes a series of implications for Asian American communities nationwide.

A huge shout out to Civic Leadership USA for inviting Gel to participate in such a valuable and timely discussion. We look forward to our continued work together!

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We are a nonprofit that organizes for FilAm civic participation, grassroots leadership and direct community action out of San Jose, California.

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