In case you missed it, yesterday APIAVote, AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC held a briefing and presented the results of the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey. The survey looked at voter response on issues from the upcoming election and discrimination in America to healthcare concerns around COVID-19 and support for affirmative action.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the country, and voters had record turnout numbers in the 2018 midterm elections. Based on our survey, we've seen this enthusiasm carry over as we approach the November 2020 Presidential elections.
Key Takeaways from the Survey included:
Several critical states like Arizona, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina have notable Asian Americans populations. We've proven that our communities make a difference in elections, and Asian American voters are likely to be influential in congressional races in Southern California, Texas, and New Jersey, as well as in other states.
In a day, we've already had significant media coverage using our survey data:
As eyes turn towards the immigrant vote, it's important to realize that Asian Americans are the only racial group that is majority immigrant. This means that bilingual voting materials and outreach are incredibly important within Asian American communities. With a critical election ahead, it is imperative that there is a continued understanding of this key electorate.
Thank you to the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) for hosting the event. You can learn more about the coalition and the policy platform by clicking here.