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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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INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Michael Messina

Michael Messina is a rising Senior at Binghamton University double majoring in Political Science and Physics. An Asian American transracial adoptee, Michael arrived at college and immersed himself in the Asian American community he knew so little about.

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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.