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One vote at a time- campaign lit in Korean works

Senator Raphael Warnock’s decision to print campaign literature in multiple Asian languages worked to his advantage in his narrow runoff victory over Republican Hershel Walker Tuesday.

Volunteer Annie Wu shared her firsthand story on Facebook of convincing a Korean American to vote for the Democrat.

While eating with other volunteers at the Honey Pig Korean restaurant in Duluth, Georgia outside Atlanta, Wu spoke to the owner and asked him who he intended to vote for.

When he said he hadn’t decided, she handed him literature translated into Korean. The owner said that showed him that Warnock cared about his community and that he would get his vote.

The literature was actually produced by Aspire-PAC in not only Korean, but Chinese and Vietnamese.

Warnock also produced three digital ads in those same languages as part of his voter outreach to the AAPI community.

Several commented on Wu’s story with one saying “This is such a good example of why accessibility and representation is so important.”

“We need to reach out to everyone in their language, their culture and make sure they have a voice,” said another.

One person also commented on Wu’s volunteerism.

“This is why I tell people we all need to do more than just vote. We need to put our boots on the ground.

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