Many Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are feeling heartened that Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to their communities in key battleground states but feel that more can be done to talk about issues affecting them.
“We want to change that,” Supreet Kaur, the National Asian American and Pacific Islanders organizer for the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told NBC News.
Campaign manager Roger Lau, who is the first Asian American campaign manager for a major presidential candidate, worked information tables with staff members at the festival.
Yeh lauded certain candidates, specifically Warren, for her AAPI outreach initiative, and pointed out that the effort is not a cheap investment.
“It’s super expensive,” she said, noting that AAPI outreach involves translating materials into a minimum of five to 10 languages, depending on the region.