Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Myeong Hwa Jang moved to Georgia in March 2020 and, despite the coronavirus pandemic, immediately set out to be part of the Gwinnett County community to which she relocated.
She got to know some Buford neighbors. She explored the county parks. And not only did she vote three times between last June and January — she signed up to be a poll worker, too.
Jang, a naturalized citizen who was born in South Korea, said voting is an American responsibility. She urged neighbors to participate as well. . .
Jerry Vattamala, director of the democracy program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said Asian American voters aren’t usually polled — let alone targeted by campaigns. Many residents have been disengaged from voting, he said, because no one has ever asked them to participate. . . .