In 1993, the California legislature had zero Asian Americans among its 120 members. That same year marked the launch of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit founded to address this lack of representation. Since then, more than 15 Asian Americans have made their way to Sacramento.
Two teenage immigrants get a crash course in American democracy by serving as poll monitors in Oakland, which is providing Vietnamese voter support at the polls for the first time.
A California advocacy group tackles everything from a "millionaire's tax" initiative to helping Tagalog-speaking Americans exercise their right to vote.
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