Asian American Commercial Watch / PSA: A message from the Cast of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

I saw an email and Facebook posting from Asian and Pacific Islander Vote (APIAVote) about a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) video that was announced as ‘A message from the Cast of Fresh Off the Boat’:

“We just wanted to remind everyone to get out and vote on November 8th.”

Make voting a family affair—go out to eat afterwards! (Maybe at an affordable family steakhouse)

If only Cattleman’s Ranch were real.


But Randall Park makes a good point—make a day out of voting! Voting impacts not just you, but your family too—and our collective futures.

So make it a family tradition. This Election Day, bring your kids, your parents, your friends—whoever is your family—with you to the polls to cast a vote. Starting this tradition ensures that our voices—and votes—can impact not just this election, but for elections to come.

Let’s #PowerUp the vote this year.

Make sure you’re ready to vote this year—have you made your plan to vote yet? Learn more here.

Be sure to share this video and continue the conversation online—and with your friends—with the hashtag #PowerUp. Be sure to tag @APIAVote and @RocktheVote when you do!

Tweet why you’re pledging to vote!

Pledge to vote

Learn about voting in your state

Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

One of the reasons I became so interested in politics is that lack of involvement and interest in politics by other Asian Americans, especially in California. Unfortunately, Asian Americans are one of the least likely groups to vote. If you’re a naturalized citizen, especially if you didn’t have the right to vote in your previous country, you should exercise your right AND responsibility to vote! Otherwise, why bother becoming a U.S. citizen?

I’m a big fan of APIAVote when I first learned about them at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), and also attended their 2016 DNC Briefing & Kickoff Reception. I really hope this PSA is broadcast and I hope to catch it on air!

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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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