With the release of the new 2020 Census data, find updated information on the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in your state! Fact sheets include the number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the percentage of the population AAPIs make up, the amount of AAPIs' population growth since 2010, and which counties AAPIs make up the largest percentage by state.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare just how critical broadband access is to our everyday lives. This is especially true for Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Asian American unemployment rates are higher than their white counterparts, Asian students returning to in-person learning at lower rates due to fears of anti-Asian hate, and Pacific Islanders remain one of the most at-risk ethnic groups dying from COVID-19. Without reliable, high-speed internet access, accessing unemployment benefits, online learning, or healthcare becomes all the more out of reach. The digital divide in our communities is clearer now than ever before, and we cannot ignore the gap any longer.
WASHINGTON, DC - Bob Sakaniwa, Senior Policy Advisor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), issued the following statement after the Build Back Better Act passed the House of Representatives.