Jinjie Lin is a member of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Stories from the Field: Why I’m Talking to API Voters About Voting Yes on Prop 30

Jinjie Lin

I was born in Guangdong, China and immigrated to the United States in February of 2006.  This is the country where my parents now live and it is my home.  One year ago, I became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and this November will be the first time that I vote in a U.S. election and I believe the timing could not be more important.

As the fastest growing group in the state, we Asian Pacific Islanders will play a key role in shaping the future of California and local communities throughout our state.  In particular, I believe API voters can play a critical role to the passage of Proposition 30, the school-funding measure that would prevent billions in additional cuts to California’s schools and universities.