As the presidential election enters the homestretch, many political analysts are focusing on swing states and white working class voters. But the American electorate is increasingly young and diverse: A third of the voting public is under 35, and Latinos make up a larger part of the potential electorate than any other ethnic group. In addition, Asia American Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing racial group, increasing four times the rate of the overall U.S. population. As the face of America continues to change, so will our politics.
How can we implement the strategies and tactics needed to bring these younger and more diverse Americans into the fabric of democracy? Join Roosevelt’s Joelle Gamble and the New American Leaders Project’s Sayu Bhojwani for a moderated discussion about the state of the election and how to engage the emerging generation.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Breakfast available at 7:30 AM
Start time: 8:00 AM
Concluded at 9:00 AM (Including Q&A)
Location: Roosevelt Institute
570 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Sayu is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, CNN In America, and other online publications and currently serves on the board of the National Immigration Forum. She was profiled by NBC Asian America for her work on immigrant leadership.
Sayu also holds a Ph.D. in Politics and Education and a M.Ed. in ComparativeEducation from Columbia University. Sayu is a naturalized citizen of the United States. She was born in India and grew up in Belize. She moved to New York City in1984, and currently lives there with her husband and daughter.