asian americans and the vote

Here's a pair of articles on the influence of Asian Americans at the polls... This one, from Politico, describes a recent widespread trend of young Asian Americans abandoning the Republican Party: Asian-American youth trend Democratic. According to data gathered from an online survey by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, 47 percent of 18-to-24-year-old Asian Amerians identify themselves as Democratic, 15 percent Republican and 39 percent independent—making them more Democratic than any other ethnic group except African Americans in the survey.

And this one, from the Metro Times in Detroit, covers a recent gathering of students, professionals and activists for the Asian Pacific American Leadership Summit: Asian influence. The event's keynote speaker, Doua Thor, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, proposed that Asians and Pacific Islanders are poised to make a difference in future elections both nationally and in Michigan... but not without more unity and involvemnt from the community. Amen to that.

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