Virginia Asian Americans

8th CD Asian Americans Featured

photo — Dewita Soeharjono, left, and Rose Chu present a policy position paper to Del. Jennifer B. Boysko (D-Herndon) in Boysko’s office at the General Assembly Building in Richmond (photo credit: Timothy C. Wright / for the Washington post)

Two 8th District members, Dewita Soeharjono and Rose Chu, are featured in the Washington Post article, “Asian Americans, growing in number, struggle to emerge from political shadows”

Over the past 15 years, Virginia’s population of Asian Americans has soared from 261,000 to 628,000, including 250,000 U.S. citizens of voting age. But despite their potential to influence elections in a closely watched battleground state, many remain reluctant to engage in politics. The group in the van [including Dewita and Rose], and a growing number of younger Asian Americans, are determined to change that.  Read more