Asian American, Latinx voting organizations pushing for more engagement before Senate runoff

By Karys Belger |

Makhija is the executive director of Indian American Impact. The organization was designed to "organization dedicated to building Indian American political power, investing in Indian American candidates, and enfranchising the growing Indian American electorate," according to their website. 

A report from AAPI Data last year showed that Asian voter turnout in Georgia doubled between 2016 and 2021. The Georgia Secretary of State's website reported AAPI voters made up about 1.8 percent of early voter turnout. Makija believes the energy that has been growing over the last few years will come to fruition on Tuesday. 

"What we've seen in recent years is that we've had an exponential growth in the number of AAPI elected officials nationwide, and that's inspired a lot of members of our community to participate," he said. 

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