Helen Li helps make politics engaging to AAPI Gen-Z and Millennial youth through her podcast “Fresh Off The Vote” specifically timed for this year’s election. Helen and Ken discuss her experience at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as a delegate representing American voters abroad. (Intro: First, Clean Up Your Mess)
HELEN LI is the founder and producer of Fresh Off the Vote (freshoffthevote.com) a grassroots podcast by a team of Asian American Pacific Islander youth who want to make politics more exciting and accessible. Their goal is to increase voter turnout and civic engagement among the fastest growing minority in the United States. An Asian American from Richmond, Virginia, she graduated Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2019. This August, she served as an at-large Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention representing the 6.5 million American voters abroad. She is a lover of solo travel, Avatar the Last Airbender and The Patriot Act, mangoes, and is trying to learn Kathak, one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Helen is currently writing a book, What is Teacher Worth?, a combination of memoir, photos, and stories about the most praised yet neglected Heroes in our lives during COVID-19. If you are interested in chatting more, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in attending the virtual AAPI Christians Racial Justice Town Hall on September 3rd as mentioned in the introduction, please check out https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/307751/