The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund supports a number of projects to promote AAPI voter participation and further enhance the work of our grantees. Read more below:

The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund piloted a mail-based voter registration drive with the Vote Participation Center to reach unregistered citizens that were eligible to vote in 2014. We tested several different methods and targeted select AAPI populations to register 7,000 voters in 10 states. In 2016, we will redouble our efforts and work with our grantees to register tens of thousands of AAPI voters.

The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund will commission Asian American Decisions to conduct the 2016 national poll to spotlight Asian American vote preferences and opinions on major races and issues of the day. The eve poll is the only one of its kind to survey a national representative sample of respondents from diverse Asian ethnic groups and carried out in multiple Asian languages. Click on the following links to see the 2014 poll results, 2014 infographic, 2016 poll results and 2016 infographic.


Online Voter Registration
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund partnered with Rock the Vote and nine community based organizations to produce multilingual Online Voter Registration tools in 13 Asian languages. These groups were the BPSOS of the Delaware Valley, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Chhaya CDC, Chinese American Service League, Korean Resource Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, South Asian Council for Social Services, and Thai CDC. These tools are now available nationally. Click here to register yourself or a friend.

Targeting AAPI Voters
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund partners with Catalist, a leading voter data provider to create and develop 10 ethnicity models designed to fundamentally improve voter outreach methods to the AAPI electorate. There are now the following models: Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Laotian, Nepalese, Pakistani, and Vietnamese.  These models were produced in partnership with the following seventeen community-based organizations: Asian Americans for Equality, Asian American Advancing Justice-Atlanta, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Asian Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan (APIA Vote-Michigan), Asian Services in Action, Boat People SOS- Delaware Valley, Chhaya Community Development, Chinese Progressive Association, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Hmong American Partnership, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, Korean Resource Center, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, MinKwon Center for Community Action, National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth, South Asian Network, and New Virginia Majority Education Fund. These models are available on the Voter Activation Network through State Voices and Political Data, Inc.


Updated on 2017-11-16T22:44:30+00:00, by aapifund.