Democrats Ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters at Their Peril

Election official Henry Tung displays a sheet of “I Voted” stickers in various languages at a polling station at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California, as Americans flock to the polls nationwide to decide between President Barack Obama, his Rebuplican challenger Mitt Romney, and a wide range of other issues. Monterey Park is one of six cities in California’s 49th Assembly District, the state’s first legislative district where Asian-Americans make up the majority of the population. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have struggled to achieve national visibility as a political population for many decades. Now the AAPI population stands at around 5 percent and is achieving increasing visibility. Will the 2020 election finally be the moment when presidential candidates and other national political figures put AAPIs into the foreground? 

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/460357-democrats-ignore-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-voters-at-their-peril

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