Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    APIAVote Appalled by Racist Signs in Maine

    Washington, D.C. — Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) was disappointed and appalled by the use of racist caricatures and messages in Lewiston, Maine, in signs that attacked an Asian American mayoral candidate on the basis of race and ethnicity.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    AAJA and APIAVote Partner to Bring Presidential Candidate Town Hall to 2016 AAJA Convention

    Washington, D.C. – The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) announced that the organization will partner with Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) to bring a Presidential Candidate Town Hall to the 2016 AAJA National Convention August 10 – 13 in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the largest convergence of Asian Pacific Islander American professionals in the nation.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Voter ID Law threatens access to the polls for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

    Washington DC – Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is deeply disappointed in the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing Texas to enforce its voter ID law in the upcoming election. The law requires voters to present government-issued photo identification like a Texas driver’s license, a gun license, military ID, or US passport, effectively disenfranchising over 600,000 registered voters – nearly 4.5% of the Texas’ registered voters.

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Political candidates should court Asian American voters, survey indicates

    WASHINGTON, DC – New polling released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) shows that at least 60 percent, and up to as many as 77 percent, of Asian American registered voters are planning to vote in the 2014 Midterms. In addition, 46 percent do not affiliate with a political party, compared to 37 percent that are Democrat and 17 percent that are Republican.

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014

    New poll shows that most Asian Americans plan to vote in 2014 Midterms and don’t affiliate with a political party

    PRESS CALL: 
    New poll shows that most Asian Americans plan to vote in 2014 Midterms and don’t affiliate with a political party

    Release of polling data on 1,300 registered Asian American Voters