Does Your Asian Mom Vote?

I vote. My Mom votes. Do you vote? Does your Mom? As you may know, Asian Americans are one of the least likely to register to vote as well as to actually cast a ballot, going against the grain for being supposedly the most educated as well as having the overall highest income. Well, The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Jutice) is trying to increase voter participation amongst Asian Americans.

APALC launched this past week the “Your Vote Matters! 2012” campaign to empower and mobilize community members to exercise their voice at the ballot box. As a part of that effort,  they recently teamed up with The Fung Brothers to produce this humorous video, Does Your Asian Mom Vote?!

I thought the video was quite funny, playing to some stereotypes no doubt – but demonstrating the importance of voting. Personally, I thought the old white politician in the video was a subtle reference to Jay Chen’s incumbent (but re-districted) opponent Congressman Ed Royce.


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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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