Press Releases

  • Monday, November 7, 2016

    Immigrant Voters Proving to Be Decisive in 2016

    Asian Americans are part of the most diverse electorate in American history

  • Friday, October 28, 2016

    Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIAVote Provide In-Language Hotline for Asian American Voters

    Washington, DC — The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections.  Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), two organizations that are committed to the cause of voter protection and education, are hosting an in-language hotline for Asian American voters.  From now until Election Day on November 8th, volunteers will be available in eight languages – English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog – to help tho

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    APIAVote is appalled by offensive Fox News segment on Chinese American voters

    Washington, DC — Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is appalled by the recent "Watters' World" segment on The O'Reilly Factor on Chinese American voters. The segment exploited Asian American stereotypes and exemplified the very issue of China-bashing the report supposedly sought to assess. This racist and derogatory segment damages Chinese American and Asian American communities and exacerbates negative stereotypes towards our communities.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Media Advisory: National Asian American Survey Release Webinar

    Washington, DC — On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the National Asian American Survey (NAAS) will release a report on the voting and policy preferences of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The telephone survey, conducted in English and 9 Asian languages, is a comprehensive effort to understand patterns of civic engagement AAPI communities. The October 5 release will cover items related to the presidential race, party identification, issue preferences, and ethnic media consumption.

  • Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Pres. Bill Clinton and Gov. Gary Johnson to Address the AAPI Community in Historic “Presidential Election Forum”

    LAS VEGAS, N.V. – Former President Bill Clinton on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Libertarian presidential nominee Governor Gary Johnson are confirmed to address the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) national community on August 12, 2016, in an historic event.  In addition, discussions are in final stages with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign on its participation at the:

  • Monday, June 6, 2016

    Historic Coalition of AAPI Organizations to Host Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas

    San Francisco, CA – The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) announced today a partnership with over thirty professional and community organizations to host a Town Hall event with the invited 2016 presidential candidates, taking place during the 2016 AAJA National Convention August 10 – 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    New Data Shows Exclusionary Rhetoric Prompting Seismic Shift in Political Support Among Asian Americans

    Washington, DC – A survey released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and AAPI Data demonstrates that exclusionary rhetoric alters significantly the way Asian Americans will vote and how they view candidates. The 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey, which was conducted by AAPI Data, polled 1,200 Asian American registered voters.  

  • Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Webinar: 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey

    "Inclusion vs. Exclusion: 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey"

    Release of polling data on 1,200 registered Asian American Voters

    WASHINGTON, DC – National and state-based leaders in the Asian American civil rights community will release new polling data on Asian American voter attitudes during a press call on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Please register.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    APIAVote Applauds President Obama's Call to Protect the Vote in the State of the Union Address

    In his final State of the Union address last night, President Obama called upon Americans to participate in the political process and for the right to vote to be protected. Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) applauds this sentiment of increased access and better representation of American voters. 

    Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote, remarked: 

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    APIAVote Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate

    Anti-Muslim hate and bigotry has no place in our communities, no place on the campaign trail, and no place in the minds of current or future policymakers. Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) stands firmly alongside Muslim, Sikh, Arab, and South Asian Americans—communities that are currently experiencing elevated levels of profiling, discrimination, and hate crimes when such a rhetoric of hate grips the national discourse.