While the race for the U.S. presidency gets underway, Asian-American leaders are not only eyeing the candidates, but also voters within the community.
CCTV America’s Mark Niu reports.
Inside a Palo Alto house in California, a businessman, a tech executive, an actor and a veteran politician were working to change a dismal statistic that shows Asian-American voter registration is 12 percent less than the average population.
To change that, a group called the Asian American Pacific Islander, AAPI, Victory Fund was formed.
It’s the first Super PAC, or political action committee, that seeks to mobilize Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders around issues and voting.
The Super PAC is targeting six battleground states.
Nevada, Colorado and Florida are all states where only between 30-40 percent of AAPI voters have cast ballots in the last three major U.S. elections.
In North Carolina, barely half of all AAPI residents have registered, which is more than 27 percent less than the total population.
US actor Maulik Pancholy, star in US comedies 30 Rock and Weeds on Asian US voting
CCTV America’s Mark Niu asked actor Maulik Pancholy why he decided to become a member of the AAPI Victory Fund.