When we talk about representation, we usually think about representation in the media and in the corporate office. However, there is a place where we rarely see Asian Americans, and that is in the government. When was the last time you saw an Asian governor, or an Asian mayor? Today’s guest Yuh-Line Niou talks about the importance of having representation in the local state government. She shares her journey to becoming an elected Assembly Member of District 65 of Manhattan, an area that includes Chinatown, and what it means for our community.
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Reach out to her office: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Yuh-Line-Niou
Learn more about the Child Victims Act and Yuh-Line’s involvement: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/nyregion/child-victims-act-lawmakers.html
Don’t forget to vote! Check your voter registration status if live in NY: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
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