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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This year, 34 U.S. Senate seats and all 435 U.S. House seats will be up for grabs in November, making this midterm cycle a critical political moment in the United States. As is the case with every election, it is vital to our democracy that citizens can fully participate in elections. For the AAPI community, voting provides an indispensable opportunity to make our voices heard and impact policy making across the nation.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVOTE) Responds to Senate’s Failure to Vote on Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
WASHINGTON, DC - Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote, issued the following statement after the United States Senate failed to put the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act to a vote.
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.Key Findings
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.