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Democratic Hopeful Hillary Clinton Looks to New Staffer for Outreach on Asian Americans

By August 31, 2015No Comments

By P.C. Staff

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign has hired former Planned Parenthood organizer Lisa Changedveja to help generate support from Asian Americans. Changedveja will be in charge of the outreach program for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

According to a study by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, those two groups voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama over Clinton in the 2012 primary election. “Eighty-nine percent of Asian Americans polled in Pennsylvania and 86 percent of Asian Americans polled at sites in both New York and Michigan voted for Obama, However, Obama received 57 percent of the Asian American vote at sites polled in Texas and only 16 percent at sites in Louisiana.”

Changedveja’s current position is similar to one she had for Clinton’s super PAC in 2008, when she handled Asian and LGBT outreach. She isn’t the first Planned Parenthood alum to join Clinton’s campaign, as one of Clinton’s top staffers in Iowa is the daughter of Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood.