In 2020, the Fund established this grant to address and counteract anti-Asian violence and hate crimes as part of the larger issue of race-based targeting of communities of color and particularly of African Americans.
BEYOND THE HASHTAGS AND SLOGANS: THE ROLE OF AAPIs IN POLICE REFORM
In this policy brief, civil rights attorney Je Yon Jung writes about the intersections of the Black-led movement against police brutality and the critical role that AAPIs must play in uniting for police reform. The piece explores the historical underpinnings of policing and the pathway to policing in the United States today. It demystifies the legal and practical basis for the enduring lack of police accountability in courtrooms and our society and why the movement to “defund the police” is not as radical as some believe.
Launched in 2022, AAPI Speaks includes a public, searchable database of diverse AAPI speakers. Our grassroots partners across the nation are led by organizers and leaders with first-hand knowledge of AAPI issues and communities. They are leaders who contribute to systemic changes and transformation work from the ground up. Their voices and stories are shaping where and how AAPI communities fit into the intersection of justice and liberation to form a more inclusive and representative democracy.
We co-sponsored the 2020 American Election Eve Poll, offering reliable information about the 2020 vote choices and motivations of Asian American voters and Native American, Black, Latinx, and White voters.
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund commissioned thirteen Asian American and Pacific Islander local artists to create thirteen different digital art pieces to encourage the AAPI community to turn out for this election cycle. The #VotingTogether Artist Open Call was produced in conjunction with the organizationCulture Surge.
A new brief shows the Asian American and Pacific Islander electorate has now risen to more than 22.1 million voters. In key states and congressional districts, AAPIs have now become a voting bloc, characterized by (a) significant numbers and (b) similar policy perspectives.
This brief discusses the use of Vote-by-Mail (VBM); offers a “gold standard” checklist for VBM legislation, administration, and campaigns; and provides two case studies on successful VBM practices by AAPI community organizations.
By making a contribution to the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund you are supporting a longstanding need to inform, activate, and build the leadership of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in local communities across the country.