Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.  

 We envision a world that is inclusive, fair,  and collaborative and where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged.  Our goals are to increase AAPI civic participation, broadly defined as community involvement, increase partnerships by working together with stakeholders in the community, and ultimately become the preeminent organization for AAPI electoral and civic engagement.  

APIAVote depends on support of individuals like you to ensure that AAPIs participate fully in the democratic process. Your contribution will direct aid our efforts which include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Voter Registration and Education 

We at APIAVote believe that being an informed voter is a critical part of our democracy.  We work to support and equip the AAPI electorate by conducting voter registration drives and  providing translated materials about the election process and what issues are at stake.   Protecting each individual vote is important.   Our voter hotline offers bilingual assistance in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.  

Census Education and Awareness Campaign

APIAVote is proud to be an official partner of the 2020 Census and as such has worked to facilitate and encourage AAPI participation and completion of the 2020 Census.  Our work includes over 40 Census regional trainings, a coordinated ethnic media campaign with over 175 local AAPI ethnic press outlets across the country, a census website with information available in 28 AAPI languages, and our census hotline that offers bilingual assistance in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. 

Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute  Regional Trainings 

Launched in 2006 in honor of Secretary Mineta’s lifetime achievements in exemplifying and promoting civic participation and public service,  the institute focuses  to increase the leadership and organizing capacity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by equipping leaders with the tools necessary to engage Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in successful electoral campaigns.

Youth Ambassador Program 

Engagement with AAPI youth is a critical component of voter outreach.  APIAVote’s #WeTheAAPI Ambassador Program is an initiative which provides 30 AAPI student organizations from 20 states and 34 college campuses across the United States with the skills and resources necessary to amplify and educate the AAPI community about the importance of civic engagement and political participation.

Research and Communications

APIAVote employs data and analysis to actively shape the narrative of the AAPI electorate.  APIAVote, in collaboration with AAPI Data and other partners, conducts the Asian American Voter Survey to statically track the voter development of the fastest growing minority group in the United States.  The findings of this survey, combined with our regularly updated state fact sheets, serve as the backbone for media coverage of the electorate each election cycle. This data continues to influence and shape civic engagement strategies within the AAPI community at the local, state, and national level.   

Presidential Town Hall **VIRTUAL THIS YEAR**

Since 2008, the Presidential Town Hall has served as a forum for AAPIs to push for AAPI issues to be addressed and on the radar of campaigns and the media. In giving presidential candidates a space to directly address AAPI community members, leaders, and organizers, the town hall has become one of the few spaces geared specifically for candidates to speak directly to AAPIs, about AAPIs. 

Please donate today.  You can increase the electoral impact of AAPIs through civic engagement, strengthen the capacity and resources available to our partners and grantees, and allow us to ensure AAPI voices are heard.


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Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

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1612 K St NW, Suite 510
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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