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Obama for America
Obama for America
"Asian Americans &
Pacific Islanders for Obama"
2:43 web video from May 1, 2012.
project manager on the Obama campaign.
on the national political team.
an intern in the voter protection department.
Man: My parents are so proud of the work that I'm doing for the
We call them Yonsei (四世).
Turban: My father came here with $13 in his pocket.
Man: Coming over from Thailand, my dad started working in L.A.
as a valet—didn't know how to drive.
Woman: My parents came to the states to get their Masters
as big as they did and live even
Man: My father came here as a poor immigrant from Pakistan and
achieved the American Dream.
Man: We got naturalized as citizens in October of 2008 and we
drove directly from our swearing in ceremony to vote early for Barack
Man: As someone growing up in a multi-racial household, his
story was very similar to my own personal story.
and so when he talks about the
AAPI community, he's not just talking about us as a constituency group,
he's talking about us as family.
Man: As far as being an Asian-American voter is concerned,
President Obama is very clearly the right choice to make. He has
had more Asian-American Cabinet members than any other President in
(voiceover): We now have double the number of AAPI judges.
AAPI children get access to early
(voiceover): There will be 40,000 more Pell Grants made
available to AAPI students.
Man: President Obama has provided over $7 billion in loans to
Asian-American small business owners.
(voiceover): 18 tax cuts for small businesses.
Man: What's underlying all his economic policies is the idea
that hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded, and that's very
much the spirit of the AAPI community.
Turban: The Asian-American population is one of the
fastest growing populations in America.
Woman: But only half of the eligible AAPIs are registered to
Man: That's a lower registration rate than any other racial or
ethnic minority that's reported
Carol: We need to get the word out about how to get involved in the process. It's particularly important for us to start these conversations within our own communities.
Man: I sent out emails to most of my family members...
Man: Some of our family get-togethers are a great opportunity to
chime in with the president's accomplishments and maybe change
someone's mind over a plate of [ ].
Unidentified Man: There's so many ways to get involved...
Man: Our community matters; your voice matters.
Man: Make sure you're registered to vote, and make sure your
families are too.
Notes: This video
demonstrates the same
jumbled editing style of "Home for the
Holidays..." (Dec. 2011). The structure is stories (the
speaker hold up photos of their parent), Obama
accomplishments (reinforced with text on the screen), and a call to
One line is a bit problematic, "President Obama has provided over $7 billion in loans to Asian-American small business owners."