Asian Americans make up 30% of the immigrant vote. A great number of them need bilingual help while voting.
With the rapid growth and participation of voting-age AAPI citizens, the Asian multilingual hotline (888-API-VOTE) serves as a crucial resource to make sure limited-English proficient speakers are able to vote.
We joined Election Protection partners, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Rock the Vote, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, and Common Cause, in a press call on March 13 to share plans on how the coalition will ensure eligible citizens are able to vote in the critical 2018 elections.
“Voting gives immigrants and people of color the ability to keep their elected officials accountable and transform their lives,” said Christine Chen, executive director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote. “We must work together to remove language barriers so we can have an equal voice at the ballot box in the 2018 midterm elections.”
Read more here on how civil rights groups across the nation are protecting the right to vote for eligible citizens.
Voting is an important responsibility and freedom. Make sure you are ready to vote. Have questions or need help voting? Call 888-API-VOTE for bilingual help.
Asian Americans to play decisive role in the 2018 midterm elections and beyond
The key to 2018? Signs point to Asian American voters in suburban counties like Northern Virginia are the "X factor," reported by OZY.
Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote, told OZY that a greater number of Asian Americans are motivated to vote, run for office and engage in activism than ever before.
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At the latest NYMLI training in Portland on March 10, Field Director Eric Salcedo heard from Benny, an Asian American volunteer who grew up in rural Oregon. His parents, who own a restaurant, have faced discrimination in the past.
He is now empowered him to be a voice for his family, said Benny, who is a general member of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon.