Major political parties not engaging communities in Asian American electorate enough, survey finds

By Anabel Munoz, ABC 7 |

The latest bi-annual survey of Asian American voters tracks the group's continued enthusiasm in civic engagement.

"This builds on record levels of turnout that we saw among Asian American voters in 2018 and in 2020," said AAPI Data founder and director, Karthick Ramakrishnan.

The 2022 Asian American Voter Survey by APIAVote, AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC includes 1,610 registered Asian American voters across the country. It found more than two-thirds plan to vote in the upcoming November election. But with just over three months to go, voters say major parties are not reaching out.

"About a half of Asian American voters have been reached out to by either party," said Ramarkrishnan who is also dean of the UC Riverside School of Public Policy.

Sometimes outreach from groups like APIAVote is the first.

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