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Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) was founded in 2007 with a vision to increase civic engagement among Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). As a national, nonpartisan organization, APIAVote’s mission is to work with local and state community based organizations (CBOs) to mobilize AAPIs in electoral and civic participation.

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#STOP ASIAN HATE Day of Action and Healing

Join us today in showing your solidarity in #StopAsianHate. The following toolkit is to serve as a reference for individuals, organizations and allied groups to #StopAsianHate. This initiative was first started by Congresswoman Grace Meng and California Assemblymember Evan Low. The continued violence and racism against Asian Americans have reached their highest levels in our lifetime and must STOP. Out of crisis comes opportunity to rally together, stand in solidarity, and demand action. 

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APIAVote Applauds White House Announcement of Additional Actions to Combat Anti-Asian Violence

APIAVote is encouraged by the White House’s announcement of the additional actions it will take to advance safety, inclusion, and belonging for all AAPI communities. Today, APIAVote Executive Director Christine Chen issued the following statement in response to the White House’s announcement of additional actions President Joe Biden is taking to combat anti-Asian violence, xenophobia and bias.

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The survey reveals many insights on the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, including their voting plans for House and Senate races in 2020, and various issue priorities such as education, health care, and the state of the economy.

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  • The Asian American electorate will double from 5.9 million Asian American voters in 2015 to 12.2 million voters by 2040.

  • States like Nevada (140% growth), Florida (98% growth), and Virginia (96% growth) have seen tremendous growth in the AAPI population since 2000.

  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain the fastest growing populations, at a rate of 46% and 40%, respectively, between 2000 and 2010.

  • One in four Congressional Districts have more than 5% AAPI residents, and AAPIs exceed 5% of the population in nearly 600 cities or municipalities.

  • Asian Americans are "up for grabs" in terms of political party identification—46% of Asian Americans do not identify with a political party.