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Kamala Harris urges 13 million Asian American voters to vote

Vice President Kamala Harris Sunday in Chicago joined a host of Asian American celebrities to urge the community to vote.

Among those in attendance were Jeannie Mae, Jimmy O Yang, Aasif Mandvi, Amanda Nguyen, Aparna Nancherla, Arianna Afsar, Leyna Bloom and MC Jin.

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“The Asian American voter turnout in the 2020 election is a very big part of why I’m the Vice President of The United States. Inclusion and representation matter and members of the Administration should reflect the communities that are impacted, being impacted, and are believers of this country,” Harris said.

The AAPI Victory Fund hosted the gathering along with The Second City. Many said the election is critical in fighting disinformation spread by the hundreds of election denies on the ballot representing the Republican Party. They said Democracy is at stake along with reproductive rights threatened by a conservative-leaning Supreme Court.

Also in attendance was US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

“The young Asian American vote won Georgia, and we now have the largest
number of Asian American candidates in history running in the state of Illinois.
Representation matters and having a seat at the table matters,” she said.

AAPI Victory Fund Photo. Aasif Mandvi

Several other Asian American politicians also attended including Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Mayor Aftab Pureval (D-Cincinnati), along with local elected officials and candidates.

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“We stand at the precipice of one of the most important elections of our time. When not only the fate, the safety, the success, and the opportunity of our community hang in the balance; but our democracy itself,” said Mae-Jenkins who emceed the event.

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