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Washington, DC -Leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nonpartisan nonprofit civic engagement organization, today urged media outlets to examine how their ongoing coverage of allegations involving political campaign donations by individuals of Asian descent may wrongly generalize the civic eng
Gainesville, FL- With the help of the National Asian American Student Conference (NAASCon), Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote 2004, and South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), Asian American college students across the country are organizing around the 2004 Presidential Election like never before.
What does Asian America think about the current presidential election? If you only pay attention to the mainstream media, you could come away with the impression that Asian Americans are not involved in the democratic process — or don’t really care. And this may also seem a bit ironic, considering that the presumptive Democratic nominee was born in Hawai‘i, went to school as a child in Indonesia and has a half-Indonesian half-sister .
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Following an IndUS Business Journal political poll of Asian Indians earlier this year, the Asian American Justice Center and APIAVote have recently released a poll of Asian American and Pacific Islanders that similarly found that President Barack Obama is in high favor compared to other candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election.
The New Millennium marked a “New Awakening” in American politics. In just one presidential cycle (between 2000 to 2004), the Asian American vote came of age. Our nation experienced a dramatic increase in the number of Asian American voters — nearly 1 million newly registered Asian American voters, roughly 6 percent of all newly registered voters nationwide.
A large proportion of the Asian-American vote is up for grabs in the 2012 election, according to a new poll. While President Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin -- 59 percent to 13 percent -- impressions of Romney remain largely unformed, and both Democrats and Republicans have work to do with this potentially important but often overlooked voting demographic.