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Ahead of elections, Asian American and Pacific Islander organizers try to break down language barriers

One of the state’s fastest-growing demographics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders often lack information in their languages that would make the political process more accessible.

Hyunja Norman, center, hands out pro-voting signs at the Korean Community Center in Houston, TX, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
Woori Juntos Service coordinator Terry Yun live translates information provided by the ACLU into Korean during a Voting Know Your Rights Session at the Korean Community Center in Houston, TX, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
Community members listen to information from the ALCU during a Voting Know Your Rights Session organized by Woori Juntos at the Korean Community Center in Houston, TX, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
Abdur Khan of Pakistani American Voters gathers with attendees to greet Gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke during a Get Out the Vote Rally hosted by the Asian American Democrats of Texas in Asiatown on October 15, 2022.
Emgage Texas provides voting materials during a Get Out the Vote Rally hosted by the Asian American Democrats of Texas in Asiatown on October 15, 2022.
Attendees listen to Gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speak during a Get Out the Vote Rally hosted by the Asian American Democrats of Texas in Asiatown on October 15, 2022.

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