Asian Americans Are A Powerful But Overlooked Voting Bloc

More than 11 million Asian Americans are eligible to vote this year. So, why aren’t political candidates doing more to reach them?

Asian Americans Are A Powerful But Overlooked Voting Bloc
Zhou Nan Zhou, left, and his wife, Li Li Tan, study their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in the Sunset Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. They are originally from China. The neighborhood is ethnically diverse, with a large Asian and Hispanic population. AP Photo
Asian Americans Are A Powerful But Overlooked Voting Bloc
Zhou Nan Zhou, left, and his wife, Li Li Tan, study their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in the Sunset Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. They are originally from China. The neighborhood is ethnically diverse, with a large Asian and Hispanic population. AP Photo

Asian Americans Are A Powerful But Overlooked Voting Bloc

More than 11 million Asian Americans are eligible to vote this year. So, why aren’t political candidates doing more to reach them?

Asian Americans are the fastest growing group of eligible voters in the United States. But they’re often overlooked as a voting bloc.

Reset takes a look at why Asian Americans could be the last group of undecided voters and how local groups are empowering Asian American voters in the Chicago area.

GUESTS: Hua Hsu, New Yorker staff writer

Andy Kang, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago

Shobhana Verma, executive director of the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute