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Opening the Golden Door, Part 1
S. Asians Fight For Their Own Seat
Queens Tribune, November 18, 2010
South Asians Kept Out of Polls
South Asia Mail, November 18, 2010
South Asian-Americans Seek 'Brown Districts' for Polls
Deccan Herald, November 19, 2010
newKerala.com, November 19, 2010
prokerala.com, November 19, 2010
syfi News, November 19, 2010
Phillipine Times, November 19, 2010
New York's South Asians and
the Saujani Test
Immigrants Reach New Heights
By Curtis Stephen
With city and state turmoil shaking up political alignments, some see a new opening for growing ethnic groups to claim power.
For an emerging generation of South Asians, there's a growing desire to participate in local politics. “We're seeing an awakening,” explains John Albert, 37 – a community organizer who was born in Chennai, India and made an unsuccessful 2002 bid for an Assembly seat in Flushing. “The South Asian vote is being diluted given how the district lines are drawn in Eastern Queens, and lawmakers will have to address that. When there's no representation, the nuanced points of policy that impacts the overall community doesn't get addressed by lawmakers.”
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