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Joe Biden & Kamala Harris launch ad targeting Fil-Ams & other Asian-Americans

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Oct 29, 2020 8:29 am

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are going above and beyond as the election day draws near.

On October 24, the democratic duo launched an online campaign encouraging Filipino-Americans and other Asian-Americans to vote for their party on November 3.

Titled The America We Love, the 45-second video showed Harris giving a compelling speech at the Democratic National Convention that was translated into eight languages—Tagalog, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Hmong.

The ad also featured photos of herself and Biden at work, as well as those of happy Asian-American couples and families.

Harris started, "To love our country is to fight for the ideals of our country (and ating bansa). In this  election, we have the chance to change the course of history."

She went on urging voters to "fight for our community (and ating komunidad), fight for our family, fight for the lives we've built, fight for honor (and karangalan), fight for respect, and fight for empathy (and pagkakaisa)."

The vice presidential candidate added, "Let's fight with conviction, fight with hope. Let's fight for the America we know is possible—the America we love (ang mahal nating Amerika)." 

The ad was concluded with a call to vote, which was translated in Tagalog as "Bumoto ng maaga, gumawa ng plano para bumoto."

Harris is a California Democrat born to the late Shyamala Gopalan, who was Indian-American, and Donald Harris, who is Jamaican-American. She is the first Asian-American to run as vice president in the U.S.

Over 11 million Asian Americans are eligible to vote in this year's U.S. presidential elections. This makes up nearly five percent of the entire country's registered voters. 

Banner image from Joe Biden on Youtube and @kamalaharris on Instagram.