FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2018
Contact: Ty Ma’ae, (206) 624-1221
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging Urges the AAPI Community to Rock the Vote[SEATTLE, Washington] – With all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate being contested, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) urges all eligible citizens of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6 for the 2018 midterm elections. Results from this election could influence and decide on crucial immigration and healthcare policies, the future of social security, and funding for Medicare and Medicaid. These are all issues impacting our aging community. In addition, more than 20 states are battlegrounds for governor’s races which will prove to be essential in redistricting efforts in 2020.
“We’ve heard many of our elders and the older members of our AAPI community express fears and concerns regarding potential changes to important social services and access to support. We’ve also seen many of them register to vote because they recognize the power of casting their ballots and the opportunity to be heard through this election. NAPCA is encouraging everyone eligible in the AAPI community to vote, because this is how we take a stand and allow our important voice to be heard in our country,” said Joon Bang, CEO of NAPCA.
If you experience any problems or have questions about voting, please call: 888-API (274) – VOTE (8683) for support. Language assistance is provided in Chinese (press 2), Vietnamese (press 3), Korean (press 4), Bengali (press 5), Urdu & Hindi (press 6), and Tagalog (press 7).
Since 1979, NAPCA’s mission has been to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian American and Pacific Islanders as they age. The organization does so through provision of a variety of direct and subcontracted services, both at its headquarters in Seattle and throughout the nation.