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RELEASE: VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF GUAM JOINS PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS KEY POLICY ISSUES FOR THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY

On Saturday, June 27 at 3 PM ET, former Vice President Joe Biden and Eddie Baza Calvo, Trump campaign surrogate and Former Governor of Guam, will join Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizers and community leaders for a presidential town hall about the policy issues important to the AANHPI community. The Trump and Biden campaigns will address key topics related to health care, discrimination and racism in America, immigration, and safeguarding the economy during the pandemic in two separate, moderated discussions. Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent, and Vicky Nguyen, NBC News Investigative & Consumer Correspondent will moderate.  

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 2018, 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.