AAPIs Urged to Vote on State, Local Measures on Nov. 8 Ballot

Mark Masaoka, policy director for Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, discusses his organization's recommendations for initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot. (GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo)

Mark Masaoka, policy director for Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, discusses his organization’s recommendations for initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot. (GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo)


RAFU STAFF REPORT Trump who? For all the attention on the presidential election, a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations is urging voters to also consider state and local measures on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“Beyond the top of the ticket, there are other candidates and amendments that will have more impact on your daily life,” said Karin Wang, programs and communications director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

The event was held Oct. 12 at the offices of Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. A coalition of APIA organizations presented their recommendations on a number of ballot initiatives.