Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is the nation’s leading nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to strengthen and sustain a culture of civic engagement.

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Working Together

as one community

APIAVote partners with 80 Asian American and Pacific Islander serving organizations in 29 states to empower our communities to partake in the civic process, everywhere from California to Georgia to Tennessee. AAPI populations are growing by double digits in 49 states and Washington, D.C., and that is reflected in our growing power. APIAVote is committed to ensuring the momentum we’ve spent years to build is felt in AAPI communities in every corner of the United States.
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National Field Program

APIAVote’s National Field program empowers grassroots organizations to become dynamic, sustainable and effective organizers. We collaborate and invest in local organizations large and small, to engage with AAPI voters directly and effectively through the trusted messengers of their communities.

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Policy and Advocacy

APIAVote’s Policy and Advocacy program is dedicated to advocating for more AAPI-inclusive research, addressing the critical issues facing our communities, and being a conduit between local, state and federal actors to ensure that AAPI communities are included in policy and legislation at all levels of government. Through surveys and data analysis, we have our finger on the pulse of how our communities are growing and what issues are impacting them the most.

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Strategic Communications

APIAVote’s Strategic Communications program aims to shift the narrative surrounding AAPIs and raise awareness on their growing impact on society. We are also an information hub for AAPI voters, especially those in underserved communities, to get educated on voting, providing translated materials and inclusive content that empowers them to engage in our democratic process.

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Youth Programming

With Gen Z making up nearly 60% of US-born Asian Americans, APIAVote is laser-focused on engaging this vital voting demographic. APIAVote’s Youth Program recruits, trains and supports young AAPIs to effectively mobilize and empower their peers in order to drive higher voter turnout among their demographic.

News and Announcements

See what impact we made in 2021-2022:

APIAVote Responds to Senseless Killing of Wadea Al-Fayoume

WASHINGTON, DC – Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) responds to the senseless murder of Wadea Al-Fayoume, and the further violence perpetrated against his mother in an anti-Muslim attack against them. Authorities in Will County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, recently arrested Joseph Czuba, who is being charged with

APIAVote Commends the Reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) responds to the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House of Representatives on September 19, 2023. APIAVote commends Representative Terri Sewell and all co-sponsors for reintroducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) this

Support Maui Disaster Relief

As many of you may now know, Hawaii has been devastated by wildfires, especially the island of Maui – leaving behind a trail of destruction. Nearly 100 lives lost, over 1,000 missing, 2,200 structures across 2,100 acres destroyed, and an estimated cost of $6 billion in damage. What’s transpiring in

APIAVote Hosts Successful Convening

Earlier this month, APIAVote partners from all across the country came to Washington, DC to attend APIAVote’s two-day convening and reconnect, learn, discuss strategy, and outline the road map to building AAPI power in 2024 and beyond! We kicked the first day of the convening centered on developing short and long-term strategies for recruiting

APIAVote Commends Supreme Court Decision on Moore v. Harper

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) responds to the Supreme Court’s decision in Moore v. Harper, protecting state courts’ power to hold lawmakers accountable to state laws when it comes to elections. The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in the Moore v. Harper case that

A Message From Christine Chen

Why Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters Are Important

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Fastest Growing Population

In the past two decades, Asian Americans have become one of the fastest growing racial or ethnic groups in the United States.

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We Shape Elections

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) electorate is a formidable community with the power to shape and influence elections down the ticket throughout the country.

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Representation Matters

Decisions made by policymakers and our representatives at all levels of government impacts our day-to-day lives – from how much funding local schools get to policies around crime prevention and gun safety.

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Impactful Economic Strength

The growth of AAPI influence and power extends beyond the political sphere, into all aspects of American society.

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Upcoming Event

Our Districts,
Our Voices

A Recap of the 2021 Redistricting Cycle
in the AAPI Community

April 28, 2022 at 4 p.m. via Zoom