In Nevada, Asian-American Voters Say ‘Listen to Us’
Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing minority group in the country, according to the U.S. Census. Last year, they surpassed Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants.
While they haven’t received the most attention politically, their rapid population growth in swing states like Nevada has caused presidential campaigns to take notice.
A county-by-county breakdown of where Nevada’s Asian-Americans live. They now make up 9.9 percent of the state’s total population.
On Tuesday’s NewsHour, Hari Sreenivasan reported on the growing political clout Asian Americans now wield in a potentially pivotal swing state.
“They just need to listen to us,” said Gloria Caoile, a Las Vegas resident. “They need to come to Nevada, listen to the people, see how the people live, see and not just come, and see. They have to listen.”
President Obama won the state in 2008, but neither campaign will bet on an easy victory this year and have already begun efforts to sway key voter demographics.
Here are a handful of voters the NewsHour spoke to in Las Vegas as part of our Listen to Me campaign, in which we ask voters in every state about the issues most important to them, whether they’re hopeful about the future and if they think the political system is broken.