FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26th, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, APIAVote and AAPI Data are releasing 27 state fact sheets on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in advance of the Super Tuesday primary elections. The fact sheets include the number of eligible AAPI voters in the state, total population numbers, ethnic population breakdown, population growth rates, county breakdown based on AAPI population, and more. They are available for download under “Research” at apiavote.org/2020-State-Fact-
“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders undeniably have voting power,” said Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote, “We have seen an increase in participation and enthusiasm from AAPI voters in 2018 and 2019 and are expecting a large turnout in 2020. The fact sheets highlight AAPI voter populations across the nation and we can see how their vote will impact states like California, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia, and Nevada.” Chen also added, “With Super Tuesday less than a week away, we hope politicians will take note and continue to advocate for and engage with AAPI voters.“
“These data are vital in understanding Asian American and Pacific Islander voters,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of AAPI Data, “We know that AAPIs are the fastest-growing racial group in the country,” he added, “and these fact sheets show more precisely where their votes can impact regional and national elections. Politicians should take note, especially with Super Tuesday less than a week away.”
The states included in the fact sheets are Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washingon, and Wisconsin.
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About APIAVote: APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at https://www.apiavote.org/