Hip Hop the Vote 2012: Mobilizing the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community for the 2012 Election
Though the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed over forty years ago, under 50% of eligible voters in the API population turned out to vote in the 2008 elections. The disenfranchisement of API Americans, who have historically been barred from access to America’s voting process, has permeated to this day in the form of low voter engagement.
In an effort to mitigate these historical exclusions and to foster a tradition of electoral involvement in API students, Klein is mobilizing the API population at UC Berkeley to be registered to vote, and to understand how contemporary public policies affect our communities. Through a series of voter outreaching and policy workshops, Klein will ensure that there will be an effort to build the API community’s voice in the electoral process for years to come.
Want to join the effort? Work with Klein on this project by applying here.