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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.
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.
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.
Democratic and Republican political candidates are not tapping into the voting power of one of Illinois’ fastest-growing populations, according to a new poll of Asian-American political attitudes. The findings are part of a national survey by by Lake Research Partners on behalf of APIAVote and the Asian American Justice Center.