• APIAVOTE ISSUES STATEMENT ON BRNOVICH v. DNC DECISION

    July 01, 2021

    “We are dismayed by the Supreme Court’s decision in Brnovich v. DNC. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold anti-democratic, discriminatory voting laws in the state of Arizona are an affront to the ideals of American democracy. Laws, such as these, not only attempt to solve problems that do not exist, but intentionally target voters from historically-marginalized communities, making it harder for them to vote,” said Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote. 

  • APIAVOTE ISSUES STATEMENT ON BLOCKAGE OF THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT 

    July 01, 2021

    “APIAVote is disappointed in the Senate’s refusal to consider The For the People Act. When state legislatures across the country are passing legislation to curb the freedom to vote, the passage of The For the People Act is all the more important for our democracy,” said Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote).

  • APIAVOTE ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT

    May 25, 2021

    “APIAVote applauds the House for its passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. While the racism and systemic inequalities facing Asian American communities are not new, the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in anti-Asian attacks have further exacerbated these long-standing issues,” said Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote.

  • APIAVOTE ISSUES STATEMENT ON BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION’S FIRST 100 DAYS

    May 25, 2021

    After President Biden’s first 100 days, we applaud the appointments of Ambassador Katherine Tai as the 19th U.S. Trade Representative, and Erika Moritsugu as Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. We also celebrate that of the Administration’s approximately 1,500 appointments, 15% identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander. These are significant steps in making the Biden-Harris administration look like America.

  • APIAVote Issues Statement on the Indianapolis Shootings

    April 20, 2021

    “On behalf of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), I want express our grief at the senseless mass murder in Indianapolis caused by gun violence. We send our deepest condolences and support to all the families, friends, and communities of the Indianapolis victims who have lost loved ones...However, we cannot ignore that there have been 3,433 shootings and 1,488 deaths from gun violence in the four weeks since the murders in Atlanta on March 16th according to the Gun Violence Archive. We can no longer allow time or changing news-cycles to diminish the will needed for bold, meaningful action on gun control.

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

    March 31, 2021

    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.

  • Lack of AAPI Representation in Biden Cabinet

    January 12, 2021

    Last week’s Georgia Senate run-off elections capped a historic cycle for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation in the Peach State. APIAVote Executive Director Christine Chen issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s lack of AAPI representation at the Secretary level: