State Senate District 11: Candidate Forum
APA VOICE AND PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS HOST CANDIDATE FORUM IN HIGHLY COMPETITIVE AND CLOSELY WATCHED RACE IN STATE SENATE DISTRICT 11
Flushing, NY — Asian Pacific Americans Voting & Organizing to Increase Civic Engagement (APA VOICE), a non-partisan coalition of 19 community-based non-profit organizations, along with additional local and statewide partners, will host a non-partisan candidate forum for the State Senate Primary Election in New York’s 11th State Senate District currently held by incumbent Tony Avella.
For the Democratic nomination, this year is a rematch between incumbent State Senator Tony Avella and former NYC Comptroller John Liu. In 2014, Liu lost with 48 percent of the vote to Avella’s 52 percent. The district consists of Bayside, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Little Neck, and Whitestone.
WHAT: State Senate District 11 - Candidate Forum
WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Ballroom, 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354
APA VOICE member organizations, and additional co-sponsors including the New York Immigration Coalition, Common Cause, the Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Korean American Civic Empowerment For Community, OCA-NY, Chinese-American Planning Council, and Asian Americans For Equality (list in formation) along with an estimated 250 attendees.
John Liu, Former New York City Comptroller*
Tony Avella, Incumbent State Senator
About APA VOICE
APA VOICE is a non-partisan, pan-Asian collaboration of 19 organizations seeking to increase civic engagement in the Asian American community.
MinKwon Center for Community Action
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Asian Americans for Equality
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Chhaya Community Development Corporation
Chinatown Manpower Project
Chinese-American Planning Council
Chinese Progressive Association
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
South Asian Council for Social Services
Pilipino American Unity for Progress
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn
YWCA of Queens