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.
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.
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund is investing $2 million in the Shared Liberation Network, an anti-racism response network, bringing together 40 Asian American and Pacific Islander partner organizations nationwide to address hate, lift up data and stories about the impact of multiple crises, and offer tangible access points to report hate incidents and ways to help victims and communities recover.
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.