Episode 12 – The Importance of the AAPI Vote with Kay Yu

Show Notes

On This Episode:

  • In the SituAsian Room, Emilie, and Zach welcome Kay Yu, the Voter Protection Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Kay shares her story of “being her first client” fighting for her own citizenship and discusses the importance of civic engagement, voting, and how to vote in PA. Before the 2020 election (Nov 3), we want to stress how important it is for the AAPI community to vote!

Introduction Topics:

Key Topics of the Episode:

  • Challenging the narratives our country tells about undocumented immigrants
  • Asian American Pacific Islanders being the winning margin in swing states
  • AAPIs having the power to be the difference in elections
  • The lack of outreach to the AAPI community

Voting is a fundamental building block of our democracy and without that, we don’t have a voice.

Kay Yu
  • The only way we can have a voice is to step up and share crucial information about participating in our democracy with our respective communities
  • Kay’s story arguing for her case to be a permanent resident and how she was her own first client
  • Kay’s role as the Voter Protection Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  • The different ways of voting (in person, vote by mail and at County Elections Offices
  • The vote by mail process in PA
  • Using www.iwillvote.com/PA to find where to drop off ballots or vote early
  • Why vote by mail is a game-changer for participating in Democracy
  • Kay’s experience running for Judge for the Court of Common Pleas

Resources Mentioned, Suggested Readings, Social Media Handles:

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Produced and Hosted by Emilie Villaverde and Zach Ng

Edited by Kyle Hudson

Music by Eway Sounds

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