UCLA'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN NEWSMAGAZINE

Asian Americans Heading to the Polls

In NEWSPRINT on November 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I’ve been on a mission to get people to register to vote recently. In the midst of wrapping up my mission, I read a short article on Asian American’s and voting. With a rapidly growing population, it only makes sense that more Asian Americans are heading to the polls. In fact, according to a recent LA Times article the Asian American voter turnout rate went up by 39% in last year’s presidential election. Bye bye apathy. Hello civic engagement. Naysayers of Asian Americans’ political involvement can move aside. Asian Americans are a political force to be reckoned with and we do have the power to rock the vote to make a political statement.

by: Shirley Chau

Hungry adventurer ready to travel to her next destination.

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  1. Wow – that is super encouraging. I wonder what the age breakdown for the increase is… mostly younger or maybe older new voters?

    Either way, awesome.

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