By Ester Wells Medill Reports View this story as an Adobe Spark multimedia production. Russell Jeung stood in the checkout line at a sporting goods store in Alameda, California, and glanced over at his 16-year-old son Matthew standing beside him. It was mid-March in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were buying […]
By Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang Medill reporter Kelly Wang knows first hand what the frustrations and triumphs are in volunteering for an election phone bank. Play phone banking Bingo with her. [vimeo 190894817 w=474]
By Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang This is what a phone bank sounds like. One difference is the potential voters are all Asian Americans.
By Jingzhe(Kelly) Wang Election day is Tuesday, of course, but people can vote every day until then. There is a difference. Early voting doesn’t take place in neighborhood precincts. It takes place at designated places. There is an important advantage, especially for first-time voters who may want assistance. Come with first-time voter Kahkashan Noreen, as […]
By Yu-Ning Aileen Chuang and Jingzhe Kelly Wang It was a Wednesday night, five days before early voting started in Illinois and Paula Camaya, a freshman at Loyola University, joined more than 20 others at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago in Uptown to call people in the community to make their votes count. “We have been […]
By Xuanyan Ouyang Parents who took their kids to the protest march for Peter Liang in Chicago said it was not just for Liang, but also for the equal rights of the future generations of Asian-Americans. Over a thousand people marched in downtown Chicago as a part of the “biggest-ever Asian-American” protest in the U.S. […]
By Colin Mo With gun control one of the hot button issues of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Asian-American voters could matter in unexpected ways. Recent studies show that Asian-Americans regard gun control as “important,” more so on average than other ethnicities. According to the Pew Research Center, the support for gun control generally surpassed the […]