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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Voter File is Your Friend: Accessing and Using Good Data on Asian American Voters

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Good data is critical to any successful political campaign, yet accurate data on Asian American voters can be difficult to develop, access, and use. Experts will discuss both efforts to improve the quality of data on Asian American voters and the ways data are being used to inform political strategy and facilitate direct voter contact leading up to this year’s Presidential Election.

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Courtni Pugh

Partner, Hilltop Public Solutions
Courtni Pugh is a Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions. Prior to joining Hilltop Public Solutions, Pugh served as Executive Director of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99. She has held senior posts in multiple Presidential, Gubernatorial, and ballot measure campaigns. Pugh was previously the National Asian American and Pacific Islander Outreach Director for the Democratic National Committee. She was also Political Director of... Read More →

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George Christie

Senior Program Manager, State Voices
George Christie manages the State Voices Tools For All program, helping over 200 national and state organizations use the State Voices’ data and civic engagement tools to collaborate in order to achieve collective impact on programs designed to revitalize democracy. His primary focus is working with organization staff and leaders seeking to remove barriers to the voting process, engaging more people in non-partisan advocacy and increasing... Read More →
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Joanna Lee

Senior Research Analyst, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Joanna Lee is the Senior Research Analyst in the Demographic Research Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. Lee has over a decade of research and policy experience serving low-income communities of color. At Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Lee provided critical data to inform local and state redistricting efforts and co-authored numerous Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander... Read More →
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EunSook Lee

Director, AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
EunSook Lee is the Director of the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, a national initiative established in 2014. The Fund was formed to build a culture of civic engagement in the everyday lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It responds to a longstanding need to increase the participation and influence of AAPIs--as a part of the New American Majority--in all facets of American civic life. Lee currently serves on the California Commission... Read More →