Press Releases

  • 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

  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Record Involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations in Voter Registration

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 – Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today announced a record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving organizations will participate in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), with activities leading up to, during and after September 23.

    The AAPI Islander populations are among the fastest growing racial groups in the United States, and the same is also true for their voting-eligible population.