South Asians Americans Leading Together presents policy positions and values of candidates in the twenty Congressional districts with the highest number of South Asian Americans in the country.
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is excited to share our 2018 Midterm Election voter guide. In this critical election year, South Asian Americans have a stake in key policy questions that affect our communities. An important first step is understanding candidate stances on the issues that affect our community so we can hold them accountable for their policy positions and values—regardless of their party affiliation.
SAALT’s voter guide presents policy positions and values of candidates in the twenty Congressional districts with the highest number of South Asian Americans in the country. This guide also includes two additional races that feature a South Asian American candidate and a Congressional district whose Member holds a leadership position in the House of Representatives.
SAALT reached out to all candidates with a questionnaire and analyzed publicly available information on their voting records on key federal legislation, public statements, and policy platforms to develop our analysis. For all incumbent candidates, we utilized only their voting record on key legislation to determine their policy positions.
Each race shows the Democratic and Republican candidate positions on the issues of Immigration, Civil Rights, Hate Crimes, and the 2020 Census based on a series of questions. If your Congressional district is not featured in this guide, we encourage you to use the questions below to evaluate the candidates in your district. CLICK HERE and Scroll down to click through, read up, and even reach out to candidates yourself before you go to the polls on November 6th!