• Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Voter ID Law threatens access to the polls for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

    October 23, 2014

    Washington DC – Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is deeply disappointed in the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing Texas to enforce its voter ID law in the upcoming election. The law requires voters to present government-issued photo identification like a Texas driver’s license, a gun license, military ID, or US passport, effectively disenfranchising over 600,000 registered voters – nearly 4.5% of the Texas’ registered voters.

  • Political candidates should court Asian American voters, survey indicates

    October 07, 2014

    WASHINGTON, DC – New polling released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) shows that at least 60 percent, and up to as many as 77 percent, of Asian American registered voters are planning to vote in the 2014 Midterms. In addition, 46 percent do not affiliate with a political party, compared to 37 percent that are Democrat and 17 percent that are Republican.

  • Record Involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations in Voter Registration

    September 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 – Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today announced a record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving organizations will participate in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), with activities leading up to, during and after September 23.

    The AAPI Islander populations are among the fastest growing racial groups in the United States, and the same is also true for their voting-eligible population.