Hey Desis, Bee a Winner!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
How do you spell "Undecided?" As in, 25% of South Asian Americans are Undecided voters?
According to the 2010 Census, there are 4 million South Asian Americans living in the U.S., but not all of them are participating in the civic engagement process. A renegade group of Los Angeles based South Asian activists and actors aim to change that for this year’s election, with a series of web-based videos encouraging the Desi community to get out and vote -- launching today!
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The GOTV web series is the first ever to be aimed directly at getting the national South Asian community to vote this November, and features up-and-coming young South Asian actors, including Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), Pia Shah (Grant St. Shaving Company) Sunkrish Bala (Notes From the Underbelly), Sonal Shah (Scrubs), Karthik Srinivasan (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) and Kosha Patel (S*** White Girls Say to Indian Girls), and Kosha Patel. The videos were directed by indie filmmaker Tanuj Chopra (Punching at the Sun, Nice Girls Crew) and will also be hosted on Kosha’s YouTube channel.
The series is supported by 18 Million Rising, and is part of the multiple non-partisan viral videos we'll be producing this election season to get out the vote in the Asian and Pacific Islander American community.