This column looks at five ways to improve voter turnout in the Asian American community.
Instead, they should follow the lead of efforts from the National Asian American Survey and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) to conduct in-language polling and analysis on specific ethnic groups.
Comprehensive data collection that is disaggregated by ethnicity would provide candidates and policymakers with a more complete picture of the Asian American community, allowing them to take an active role in increasing Asian American voter participation.
Prioritize Asian American outreach in political campaignsMost political campaigns fail to engage the Asian American community properly.
In one study, phone banking increased turnout among Asian American communities in Southern California by more than 10 percentage points.