The headline in today’s Los Angeles Times reads Recent Election Gains Show Asian American Voter Power Surge.
The victory of John Lieu in the Congressional race to replace longtime Rep Henry Waxman, along with John Chiang’s win for state treasurer and the election of Betty Yee as state controller, are all signs of this new found political muscle.
Looking ahead, Kamala Harris is the early favorite to replace the retiring Barbara Boxer in the US Senate. Born to an Indian American mother and African American father, she could become the first Asian woman and African American elected from California to the US Senate.
Despite cultural differences among the various Asian American subgroups, they share many similarities at the voting booth.
“There’s language diversity, religious diversity. There are elements in which they are distinct from one another, but in terms of political orientation there’s more commonality than you might think,” he said.
So what are these commonalities and which direction will Asian American voters turn in the future? You can read about that in the Los Angeles Times