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As pivotal political events press closer, Asian-American youth are turning out to amplify their voices and the voices of their community.

For midterm elections in 2014 and 2018, voter turnout for Asian-Americans ages 18-29 increased 19 percent, compared to 17 percent for whites and 11 percent for blacks.

Midterm Asian young voter turnout, 2000 through 2018 Turnout is defined as proportion of voters out of all U.S. citizens of Asian origin ages 18–24.

According to Kawashima Ginsberg, it was a wave of peer-led activism that pushed young voters across the board to show up at last year’s polls.

As … a youth leader, a lot of elders kind of like, trusting us, because we’re part of our community.

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