Sonia, 18, Student, Asian Pacific Islander.
I didn’t participate in the last presidential election because I was ineligible to vote due to my age.
I decided to vote because I want to see a change in leadership and have my voice represented through my vote.
As an Indian American, I feel like my voice is somewhat represented through politicians like Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal. However, we need more People of Color in higher leadership positions to have an accurate representation of citizen’s voice being heard.
Due to COVID, I was unable to move to my college campus (I am attending University of the Pacific) and now living at home for the next few semesters. I was planning on finding an on-campus job but that’s almost impossible since we’re stuck in our homes.
After this election I want to see a new president in office. I’m extremely unhappy with the current President and his actions in regard to COVID, immigration reform, and environmental policies.
I hope everyone is registered to vote and use their vote to make a positive change in this country. Asian Pacific Islander American Voters Election 2020