This week in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act into law at the base of the Statue of Liberty, effectively abolishing the national origins quota system. Asians, who had been excluded up to that point, were finally given equal opportunity to come to this country.
We’ve come a long way from that day, but we still have a ways to go. By investing in education, expanding health care, boosting AAPI small businesses, and appointing AAPIs to senior government positions, President Obama is doing everything in his power to make sure members of the AAPI community have the opportunity to succeed.
With the election just over a month away, the President needs our help to make sure we can keep moving forward. Voter registration deadlines are coming up—get registered or update your registration today so that you’re ready to vote for Barack Obama and ensure that opportunities of all kinds remain open for our community.