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The SF School Board Recall is Motivating First-Time Chinese Voters

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A group of seven people stand outside a building and podium wearing masks. A woman in the middle stands at the podium holding a microphone.
Angela Zhou speaks during a press conference held by the Chinese/API Voter Outreach Taskforce on the steps of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 2022. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

The recall election of 3 San Francisco Board of Education members has motivated many Chinese voters to get involved in local politics for the first time. Early evidence suggests that much of this enthusiasm is coming from the “yes” side of the campaign. So why and how is this election speaking to first-time Chinese voters?

Guests: Han Li, reporter with the San Francisco Standard and Scott Shafer, KQED politics and government editor and co-host of the Political Breakdown podcast.

This story is part of a collaboration between KQED and Han Li of The San Francisco Standard to cover the school board recall election.

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