Boosting Asian American Voting Numbers through Bilingual Phone Calls
November 2009 | By Jane Leung Larson
Two studies of Asian American voting patterns released by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles (APALC) this October show how bilingual phone calls can increase voter turnout, particularly among people who vote irregularly. APALC studied the effects of its get-out-the-vote campaigns in Los Angeles County and also polled respondents on whether or not they supported universal healthcare (90% said they did). The two reports, Asian Americans at the Ballot Box: The 2008 General Election in Los Angeles County and Getting Out the Asian American Vote: Achieving Double Digit Increases in Turnout During the 2006 and 2008 Elections, can be found online at www.apalc.org.