Stephanie Singer, city commissioners chairwoman, urged Asian-Americans on Monday to make sure that they exercise their right to vote despite obstacles posed by the new voter-ID law.
"I'm Jewish," she said at a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., at 9th and Vine streets. "My people became powerful. They did it by voting. … You cannot get the power … unless you vote."
The Pew Research Center reported last month that Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants entering the United States.