The Impact of the Asian American Vote: Growing Voters, Growing Influence


The Impact of the Asian American Vote:
Growing Voters, Growing Influence

Please join us to discuss the impact of the Asian American voters in national and local elections, the major issues that concern our communities, impact of our vote in the September 2013 Citywide Primaries, and how to maximize our civic influence.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Asian American Federation Conference Room
120 Wall Street, 9th Floor


  • Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director of National Asian American Survey, will discuss the policy priorities and changing political orientations of Asian Americans, on matters ranging from taxes and spending, to environmental protection, education, and health care reform, as well as provide comparisons between local and national data, and issues of commonalities and differences across Asian American communities.
  • John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and director of its Center for Urban Research, will focus on the specific Asian American groups in New York City and the ways in which they have participated in the 2009 and 2013 Democratic primaries and general elections.
  • Jerry Vattamala, Staff Attorney for the Democracy Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), will discuss the voting patterns of Asian Americans nationally and locally, based on AALDEF's multilingual exit polls in recent elections, and highlight barriers faced by Asian American voters in the 2012 Presidential Election and in the recent 2013 New York City primary elections.