As an organization that emphasizes awareness within the Asian American community and supports the Asian And Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote), we highly encourage everyone to inform and educate themselves on issues that affect our community as a whole, as well as learning about each of the political candidates running for the Presidential elections. In the past, the voting turnout has been weak among the Asian American community. According to studies done by the Pew Research Center, there was less inclination or no preference in regards to voting for political candidates and/or issues. However, with the rise of nonpartisan community-based organizations like APIA Vote, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, helping to advance civil engagement, the voting trend is gradually increasing. We hope to see more increase in involvement in the Asian American political movement.
Sri Srinivasan is a member on the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit and may potentially be President Obama’s leading choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. If this were to happen, he would be the first Asian American to be a part of the high court, according to the Washington Post.
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