It’s not a surprise, but it’s a key part of Reshma Saujani’s strategy as she campaigns for public advocate this year.
The Alliance of South Asian-American Labor, a group that’s worked to mobilize South Asian voters in past elections, officially threw their support to Ms. Saujani today, vowing to help elect her as the city’s first official of South Asian descent.
“It’s not a secret that, in this county, South Asians don’t really vote. That’s not a secret. Most people know that,” Ali Najmi, the director of political action at the Alliance of South Asian-American Labor, said at the organization’s endorsement event for Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a candidate for congress, last Sunday.
“But in this election, we’re going to change that narrative,” he continued, arguing the June 26th election poses a unique opportunity for South Asians to establish itself politically with a sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation. “This goal is bigger than Grace Meng.”