The initiative, which involves several high-profile Asian Americans like Taika Waititi and Ross Butler, aims to mobilize young AAPI voters, an often-overlooked demographic.
The study, which surveyed 800 youth in English, further broke down vote choice by the five largest Asian American ethnicities.
Perhaps, Vaaler said, he’d feel differently if Democrats and Republicans made more of an effort to reach out to young Asian Americans like himself.
When asked about issue priorities specifically facing young Asian Americans, the pandemic response, job, wages and unemployment benefits, and fighting systemic racism appeared on top.
“I would imagine many young AAPI voters will be surprised by how progressive other young AAPI voters are about the issues they care about,” he said.