LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, acting as a surrogate for wife and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will address thousands of Asian-American and Pacific Islander voters at a forum in Las Vegas.
Filipinos now make up over 4% of Nevada's population - that's enough for Clark County to now print ballots in the main Filipino language, Tagalog. So how much political sway will Asian American voters carry this election season? What issues matter to them? Are local politicians courting them? And do they even come out to vote in the same percentages as Latinos? Or are they apathetic about voting? We talk to local Asian Americans - plus we want to hear from you: can the Asian American vote change an election? Are you Asian American? What issues matter to you? What matters when you vote?
Local Latinos spoke out a lot about immigration and the DREAM Act during the recent elections. But where were other ethnic groups, like the Asians? What issues matter to Asians in Las Vegas? How strong is their political voice - and did they make an impact at the polls? Outside of Chinatown, how well have immigrant groups assimilated? We talk to local Asian leaders about what matters to them in Las Vegas.