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Groundbreaking Asian American College Students Organizing for the Presidential Election and Beyond

Release Date: 
October 26, 2004
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Stephanie Chang
(734) 751-9814

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.



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Hypocrisy, Democracy in ‘06 and Beyond

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AsianWeek

Our country continues to struggle with Democracy 1.0, the best political system that was available in the 18th century. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the world has moved on to Democracy 2.0 and beyond, with proportional representation, instant runoff voting and other expressive innovations.

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APIAVote ensures high AAPI voters turnout in U.S. election

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Silicon India

Washington: Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) participated Tuesday in an election that will go down in history with high turnout rates - especially among minorities, new voters, and young voters. APIAVote partners and coalitions in 14 states turned out thousands of voters yesterday in the efforts to increase civic participation in the fastest growing minority community in the nation.

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May 2, 2012 Survey: Fastest growing racial group offers political opportunity

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The Daily Caller

Asian-Americans could represent a pivotal voting bloc this election cycle, a new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners reveals.

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Why Obama Stands to Gain From the Influential Asian-American Vote

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Highbrow Magazine

 Editor’s Note: Numerous articles and news accounts of late have focused on the importance of presidential candidates wooing and winning the Latino vote in the 2012 election. But Peter Schurmann also points us the significance of courting Asian-American voters, who comprise 5.6 percent of the U.S. population. Asian-Americans represent the fastest-growing demographic segment in this country and a critical voting bloc. But, according to a new first-of-its-kind poll, neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to be taking note. 

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APIAVote Holds Town Hall With Obama, Romney Campaigns

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India-West

Ten Gurdwaras across the U.S. hosted viewing parties to watch live the 2nd APIA Vote Presidential Town Hall, held July 21 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Asian-American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth

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NBC News

"Today APIAVote-Michigan staff and volunteers successfully registered over 100 voters on University of Michigan and Michigan State University campuses,” said Theresa Q.

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We Must Persevere in American Politics

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AsianWeek

The stunning demise of prolific Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu is another tragic setback for Asian Pacific American engagement in electoral politics. On the one hand, this must be seen as an isolated incident. Hsu did not share his meteoric rise with the community. Indeed, he often boasted of private meetings with heavyweights like Senator Edward Kennedy, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton.

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Asian Americans Seek Political Voice, Recognition

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Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

PBS Video

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Asian American Voting Trends

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American Diversity Report

WASHINGTON – Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters are still largely untapped by presidential candidates and their parties even though they are expected to vote in record numbers this fall, according to a major new poll conducted by Lake Research Partners. The first-ever poll of AAPI voter attitudes shows that close elections in important states like Florida, Nevada and Virginia could go to the candidates who best engage AAPIs, a demographic with increasing political clout.

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