OCA and MAASU Join AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign
Monday, May 13, 2013
Posted by: Kha Ly
OCA and the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) Join AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign to End Texting While Driving
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 May 2013
Mary Dynne Montante | Associate Director of Programs & Constituent Development
(202) 223-5500 | email@example.com
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 (http://itcanwait.com)
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
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 www.ocanational.org.