Talk with “First Vote” Filmmaker Yi Chen

Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.


In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus, Democrats Abroad China, and Democrats Abroad Hong Kong as we host a discussion with the filmmaker of First Vote, Yi Chen. She is a Soros Equality Fellow and DC Arts and Humanities Fellow. First Vote is her debut feature documentary. By RSVPing for this event, you will receive a link to watch the film prior to the event.

Our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and discuss ways to improve voter outreach. Please help us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.


Los Angeles, CA Friday, Nov. 6th, 8PM PST
Berlin, Germany Saturday, Nov. 6th, 5AM CET
New Delhi, India Saturday, Nov. 6th, 9:30AM IST
Hong Kong Saturday, Nov. 7th, 12PM HKT
Seoul, South Korea Saturday, Nov. 7th, 1PM KST
Sydney, Australia Saturday, Nov. 7th, 3PM AEDT


November 07, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm Hong Kong Time
Global AAPI Caucus ·
Pierre Filatov Anya Leonhard De Kai Marjorie Bernstein Elizabeth Jenkins marnie delaney John Medeiros Kat Allikian Cory Lemke

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