11/15/12 Grassroots Power: From Sandy to the Elections

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This past month we saw incredible shows of grassroots power across the country.  On this week’s APEX Express, we hear stories about how grassroots efforts both led major relief efforts for immigrant communities in the aftermath of Sandy, and helped gain major wins for API communities in the 2012 elections.  Including interviews with:

  • Helena Wong, Executive Director of CAAAV in New  York City speaks on how CAAAV was able to respond with major relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, and provide language-accessible support on-the-ground when the City failed to do so.
  • Christina Samala, Director of 18 Million Rising, speaks on surprising API voter statistics and offers her post-election reflections from an API perspective.
  • Emily Lee, from CPA Action Fund, and Timmy Lu, from APEN Action Fund, break down how grassroots power won major victories in SF’s Supervisor elections and in California’s proposition races.

And as always, host Ellen Choy brings great musical breaks, including some exciting new joints!

PLUS: we’re giving away one pair of tickets for a lucky listener to see one of Kidlat Tahimik‘s rare film screenings in the Bay Area! Don’t sleep – listen in!

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