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Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters Poised to Make a Significant Impact on Super Tuesday

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February 4, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- Super Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses on February 5 will feature states with significant Asian American Pacific Islander populations. A number of states heading to the polls have considerable numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander voters, including: California, New Jersey and New York.



Celebrities Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, and Chris Lee, from the Secretary of State Office, Phone Bank for Asian American and Pacific Islanders to Attend Nevada Caucuses

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January 16, 2008

Las Vegas, NV – Actress/Model Kelly Hu, Winner of Survivor: Cook’s Island Yul Kwon, and Deputy Secretary of Southern Nevada Chris Lee join local community members and volunteers in a final push, a day before the caucuses, phone banking on Friday, January 18th at Noon for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to attend Nevada this Saturday’s Caucuses.



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Local Media and Blogs Recognize the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Overlooked in Nevada

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January 14, 2008


LAS VEGAS, NV—Nevada’s local media as well as the blogging world have begun to recognize the lack of attention given to the rapidly growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in Nevada. AAPIs will make a difference in the Nevada caucus on January 19th. In Nevada, of the 100,000 people who are expected to participate in the Democratic and Republican caucuses, an estimated 10,000 AAPIs are expected to turn out.



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AAPI Participation Unprecedented but Undervalued: Political Rally Today Indicates Community’s Growing Presence and Importance

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January 13, 2008
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Naomi Tacuyan / 202.460.2644

LAS VEGAS, NV—In heeding Asian American and Pacific Islander community leaders call constant call for increased outreach to Nevada’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, the Democratic party has responded with a rally addressing local and national AAPI issues. The rally, with Nevada’s very own Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (NV-01), and Congressman Mike Honda, will be held today at Las Vegas’ Chinatown.



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Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Attend, Run, and React to Caucuses, Still More Outreach To AAPIs Needed

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January 13, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV – A groundswell of support from volunteers, who had flown in from across the country, came to assist and strengthen local efforts to increase voter participation in today’s caucus. As a result, an unprecedented number of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) turned out to the Nevada caucuses.  



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Asian American Pacific Islander Vote to be the Difference for the January 19 Nevada Democratic and Republican Caucuses

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January 9, 2008

Las Vegas, NV – With the fast-changing political landscape resulting from the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses, the campaigns move to Nevada for the first Democratic and Republican caucuses in the West on Saturday, January 19th, where the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) votes will make a significant difference.

The MSNBC Democratic Presidential Debate on Tuesday, January 15th will pose AAPI specific questions to the Democratic candidates, reflecting the strategic importance and political strength of the AAPI community in Nevada and throughout the US.



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Cable Industry and APIAVote Announce "Our Time to Vote," a $5 Million National Multi-Cultural Voter Education and Registration Campaign

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December 13, 2007
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Brooke Manbeck, 215.286.5092, brooke_manbeck@comcast.com
Naomi Tacuyan, 202.223.9170, naomi@apiavote.org

Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Communications, Inc.



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APIAVote Calls for Supreme Court to Strike Down Indiana Voter ID Legislation

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November 19, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today leaders of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a non-partisan non-profit civic engagement organization, addressed the United States Supreme Court's consideration of an Indiana law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls.



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2007 Asian American Candidates Galvanize Asian American Voters

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November 13, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the November 6 elections, Asian Americans were elected and re-elected to local, city and statewide office from Las Cruces , New Mexico to Louisiana to Fitchburg , Massachusetts .



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Bobby Jindal, the First Indo American Wins Gubernatorial Seat of Louisiana

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October 23, 2007

Washington, DC -- Bobby Jindal, a 36-year old Republican Congressman (First District) takes helm as the new Governor of Lousiana, winning the election with 53% of the vote. Highlighting his roots as the son of Indian immigrants on the campaign trail, Jindal's story seemed to resonate with Louisiana voters. His parents migrated to Baton Rouge after his mother took a post-graduate degree in nuclear physics almost forty years ago. His father was an engineer from Punjab.



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