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OCA and MAASU Join AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign

Monday, May 13, 2013   (0 Comments)
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OCA and the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) Join AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign to End Texting While Driving


13 May 2013


Mary Dynne Montante | Associate Director of Programs & Constituent Development           

(202) 223-5500 |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), joins the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) as part of AT&T’s It Can Wait® campaign.

OCA together with MAASU, a nonprofit organization started in response to a need for political unity among Asian American students in the Midwest with over 35 universities and colleges, are supporting It Can Wait by encouraging students to take the pledge never to text and drive. The challenge launched last month during the MAASU Spring Conference at the University of Michigan. Since then, OCA has received over 250 pledges from students who attended the event.  As an incentive to increase participation and to entice the challenge, OCA is excited to announce that it will donate to MAASU one dollar ($1.00) for every pledge; up to one thousand dollars ($1,000).  

Since 2009, AT&T has made a proactive push with its "Texting & Driving … It Can Wait” program ( to educate all wireless users – particularly teen drivers – on a simple yet vital message: When it comes to texting and driving, no text is worth a life or injury. It can wait.. Each pledge made to never text while driving is a symbol of commitment to be part of a movement that helps everyone make safe choices with their wireless devices on the road.

Help MAASU reach 1,000 pledges by clicking here.

The MAASU Challenge will close on Thursday June 6, 2013 at 11:00 PM EST. In addition to the $1 pledge donations, OCA will raffle prizes for those who make pledges. Prizes include a Kindle Fire Color tablet; gift cards; and an all-inclusive paid trip to Washington, DC for this year’s OCA National Convention, July 18 – 21, which will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. For details and rules of the challenge please visit   

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