Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says that the November election could prove a pivotal moment for Asian Americans if they turn out to the polls.
Yang said during the fundraiser that the rising anti-Asian bias incidents, catalyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic has thrust many Asian Americans into political participation.
That translates into the majority Asian American support for Biden and Harris.”According to Ong’s research, 83 percent of the Asian American labor force with high school degrees or lower have filed unemployment insurance claims in California, the state with the highest population of Asian Americans.
Asian American civic participation is low compared to some groups, with a 42 percent voter turnout rate in 2018.
Despite these barriers, I think it is remarkable that Asian Americans are as engaged as they are.”