This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, APIAVote is participating in "Give In May," a national campaign supporting organizations serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
VOTO LATINO, APIAVOTE, AND MISSION ASSET FUND LAUNCH IMMIGRANT NEIGHBOR FUND TO ASSIST FAMILIES LEFT OUT OF COVID-19 RELIEF WITH SUPPORT FROM EAST WEST BANK
Voto Latino Foundation, Mission Asset Fund (MAF), and APIAVote have launched the $4 million Immigrant Neighbor Fund – with a $1 million investment by East West Bank – to assist families that were excluded from receiving COVID-19 relief funds from the CARES Act. These are the same people who are disproportionately on the frontlines, holding our economy together; they are service industry workers, healthcare professionals, food service and agricultural workers.
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 2018, and various issue priorities such as education, health care, and the state of the economy.Key Findings
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.