Dr. Janelle Wong
Professor, University of Maryland
Janelle Wong is a Professor in the Departments of Government and Politics and American Studies and a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Wong is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (2018, Russell Sage Foundation), Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics, including Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and their Political Identities (2011, Russell Sage Foundation), based on the first national, multilingual, multiethnic survey of Asian Americans. She was a co-principal investigator on the 2016 National Asian American Survey, a nation-wide survey of Asian American political and social attitudes, the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey, and is a co-principal investigator on the 2020 Collaborative Multiracial Post-election Survey (funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation).
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As Asians and Pacific Islanders become the fastest growing groups in the United States, we must organize and advocate for the health and happiness of our ever-changing communities. As of February 2021, there are only 18 Asian and Pacific Islander senators and representatives - but we can work to change that. In this workshop, will explore ways in which Asian and Pacific Islanders can shape the institutions and laws that govern their lives through effective civic engagement, policy advocacy, running for office, and commission appointments at the local level. Then, attendees will be walked through the process of running for office and leading a successful campaign.
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