LOS ANGELES–AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity), a coalition of community based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander people in Los Angeles County and beyond, released an online voter guide in English and 14 Asian languages about measures on the ballot in the November 8, 2022 General Election.
“We want AAPI voters in L.A. County to show up and know what’s up, whether they vote by mail or vote in person,” said Manjusha P. Kulkarni, executive director of AAPI Equity Alliance.
The voter guide analyzes all measures on the November 8 ballot at the State of California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Community College District levels. Text of the guide is available in 15 languages: English, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Thai, Khmer, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Punjabi, Samoan and Tongan.
“For each of the measures, we explain what the measure does and its impact, including how it affects AAPI people,” Kulkarni said. “We also identify key people and groups that support and oppose the measure, and provide a recommendation on how to vote. It is a really powerful tool for voters as they prepare to do their civic duty in the upcoming election.”
The AAPI Equity Alliance Voter Guide does not include recommendations regarding candidates running for elected office. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, AAPI Equity Alliance does not endorse individual candidates, Kulkarni explained.
For those who need information about registering to vote or where to vote, the Voter Guide also includes key dates for voters, how to vote in a language other than English and where to report problems with voting.
The guide will be delivered by email throughout AAPI Equity Alliance’s membership of more than 40 organizations, as well as its own mailing list. To view a PDF, visit: aapiequityalliance.org/voterguide.
AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) is a coalition of over 40 community-based organizations serving the diverse needs of the 1.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County and beyond. It is dedicated to improving the lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy.