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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.
Live from the University of California, I am here to give you instantaneous word on the activities of the APIA Presidential Townhall Forum going on right now. It’s 1pm, and I just got here. Volunteers, press, and community leaders are quietly milling around - HRC has a outreach table all set and as of this moment, the McCain and Obama tables are still empty.
(12-14) 22:58 PST San Francisco -- As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate "one of the most diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time."
During the past several elections, we’ve heard a lot about Latino voters and how candidates are trying to win their support. But why is it that we hear so little about Asian-American voters? According to the Census, both groups grew by 43 percent between 2000 and 2010. And Asian and Pacific Islanders vote at roughly the same rate as Latinos. Of those registered to vote, 86 percent cast ballots in the last presidential election compared to 84 percent of Latinos.
The last time The Forgotten Minority made any difference in Nevada politics was when the marvelous Sharron Angle told a group of Hispanic students, “Some of you look a little more Asian to me.”
According to 2010 United States Census Bureau statistics, Asian-Americans account for more than five percent of the country’s population, with the fastest growth of any ethnic group in the U.S. since 2000.
For the past few years, the Asian-American population has grown at the fastest rate of any race or ethnicity. At the same time, this group tends to be less aligned with political parties and not as engaged in elections. So, for politicians deadlocked in close races, Asian Americans represent a key demographic group that could alter the outcome of upcoming elections.
Why she's influential: Because she rocks the AAPI vote. A Filipina who hails from the U.S. island territory of Guam, Naomi T. Tacuyan is currently APIAVote's Deputy Director, managing media and partner communications, refocusing the organization's branding efforts and online presence, and providing media strategy trainings and technical assistance for APIAVote partners. In the 2008 elections, APIAVote was instrumental in bringing to light the growing importance of the Asian American and Pacific Islander vote.