George Takei and John Cho want you to vote! Just in time to close out AAPI Heritage Month, the two Sulus have come together for a new video PSA from Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urging Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year.
The video also features the likes of Constance Wu, Vincent Rodriguez III, Sonal Shah and Joey "Q" Quenga, and highlights both the historic injustices that AANHPIs have faced in the United States, as well as the some of the many contributions our communities have made to this country.
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In California in particular, which goes to the polls on June 7, AANHPIs have an opportunity to make a difference, given the community's rapidly growing numbers. In 2012, Asian American voters exceeded the margin of victory in 38 legislative districts across California. In 2016, AANHPI voters will comprise 11 percent of the state's voters (1.7 million voters) and are poised to make a significant impact.
Your voice, your vote. Get out and use it, my people. The Sulus thank you.