Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Asian American and Pacific Islanders Urged to Vote in California June 7 Primary

LOS ANGELES - As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) draws to a close today, a new video released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urges Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year. The video features George Takei, John Cho, Constance Wu, Vincent Rodriguez III, Sonal Shah, and Joey “Q” Quenga. 

KPCC: In this political year, will Asian-American voters step up to the polls?

May 25 2016

In a small downtown Los Angeles office one May evening, Helen Xiang and her teenage son Sam sat side by side, calling a list of Chinese-American registered voters. 

Sam spoke in English and his mother in Mandarin, but their message was the same: get to the polls June 7 and vote in the state primary.

“We have to encourage our people to speak out," said Xiang, a 52-year-old Alhambra resident. "Your ballot is really important.”

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations Turn Out Voters for June 7 Primary Election

LOS ANGELES – Through Tuesday, June 7, the non-partisan "Your Vote Matters" campaign plans to call 20,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) registered voters across Los Angeles and Orange Counties. More than 150 bilingual staff and volunteers from 20 AANHPI organizations will contact voters in 10 Asian and Pacific Islander languages and dialects, targeting the state’s fastest growing racial group and an electorate that jumped 60 percent from 2002 to 2012.  

California DMV Automates Voter Registration with a Two-Step System

May 7 2016

LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has taken the necessary first steps toward improving voter registration services offered online and at its 174 field offices across the state. Until now, if someone wanted to register to vote through the DMV, they had to fill out a separate voter registration card.

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New Poll Finds California's Asian American Voters are Shifting to the Left

Mar 30 2016

While conservative on some issues, Asian American voters in California have long been known to lean Democratic. But new polling data shows that the electorate may be shifting further to the left.

Dan Ichinose, demographic research project director of  the civil rights group Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA, led a phone poll of over 3,500 registered voters conducted between October and March.

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