Asian-American Activism in New York

As part of NPR's ongoing Changing Face of America series, NPR's Melissa Block reports on political activism among Asian-Americans in Flushing, New York. Despite having the second largest Asian American population in the country, New York State has never sent an Asian-American to Congress, to the state legislature, or even to the city council of New York. In the richly diverse community of Flushing, several Asian candidates are hoping to change that. They are already campaigning for a city council seat that will open next year.



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