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In the Mail

I've been so busy at my day job today that I didn't remember it was my turn to blog until I was walking home from work. We spent last Thursday night stuffing Issue 5 into envelopes and slapping labels on, so keep an eye out for your mailbox. We had two distinct piles: one with renewal letters (if you started with issue 1 or 2, your subscription has expired!) and one with just the mag that we ended up calling the "naked" pile. Special thanks to Andy, who made our labels; Ann Ninh, our new Bulk Mailing Mistress; My, who lugged the things to the post office, and Audrey--for the pizza and beer! A couple statistics of note from Issue 5: * 25 percent of APAs voted in the last presidential election compared to 55 percent of the census average * 84 percent of APAs aged 18 to 24 didn't vote in the last presidential election * 74 percent of APAs aged 25 to 44 didn't vote either * Asian Americans are split among the parties. 40 percent claim to be Republicans, 36 percent Democrats, and 24 percent other * Only 52 percent of Asian American who are U.S. citizens of voting age are registered to vote, compared to 70 percent of all citizens 18 and older

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tim wrote 10 years 1 week ago

re: In the Mail

This is so funny. "...84 percent of APAs aged 18 to 24 didn't vote in the last presidential election..." Anyone see anything wrong? People age 18 to 22 weren't old enough to vote in last presidential election!

Melissa wrote 10 years 1 week ago

re: In the Mail

Hee! Perhaps it should be reworded. I think it means that people who were aged 18 to 24 then (and who are now aged 22 to 28).

My wrote 10 years 1 week ago

re: In the Mail

Yes, Ann, your excel sheets ROCK! Special thanks to Annie as well, who met me at the post office and helped lug and re-shuffle the bags of mail. Also, we met the nicest man at the San Francisco P+DC post office on Evans Ave. Ernesto, I think his name was. He helped us fill out all the forms and even printed out the labels we needed to go with the plastic tags. Thanks for keeping us from going postal, Ernesto!!

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Melissa Hung

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen and served as editor in chief for its first five years. She now serves on its board of directors. A speaker on independent media, Melissa is also the curator of Slant: Bold Asian American Images, a festival of short films in Houston, her hometown. She lives in San Francisco where she directs WritersCorps.

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