Mission Statement

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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The Challenge of Broadband Affordability Has Long-Term Solutions in Reach

When the pandemic began, we quickly adapted to engage with friends, teachers, and colleagues in new and different ways – using technology like we never had before. As the pandemic raged on, and we grew closer to the 2020 Election, we turned to that same technology to reach voters in new ways as well.

Press Release

APIAVOTE ISSUES STATEMENT ON BRNOVICH v. DNC DECISION

“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. 

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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.