Asian American group to host voter education forum

An array of Asian American public servants will take part in a free 14th annual voters education forum on Sunday at Sacramento State sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association.

The event, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the University Union, includes panels on “How to Get Involved and Make a Difference,” “Breaking New Barriers Running for Office” and how to increase Asian American participation in civic life through voting, volunteering and grass-roots organizing.

Scheduled panelists include California State Treasurer John Chiang; Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance; Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento; Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco; Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar, among others.

For more information and to register, go to www.apapavotersforum.org/program.html. Founded in 2001 by Chinese immigrant and entrepreneur C.C. Yin, APAPA now has over more than 10,000 members and 16 chapters across the country.

Stephen Magagnini: 916-321-1072, @StephenMagagnini