Research on AAPI communities is underwhelming, and even less is available to understand the AAPI electorate. Therefore, we invest in community-centered research that illuminates the AAPI electorate in critical geographies and provide support to ensure more robust data and analyses are available about the AAPI community.
Featured Report: AAPIs Connect: Harnessing Strategic Communications to Advance Civic Engagement
In 2020, we partnered with UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge on a joint report to explore how best to support greater narrative power for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The first step toward a longer-term effort, this report looks at the unique characteristics of the AAPI population influencing communications and community outreach, the strategies and practices being used by those working to reach AAPI audiences, and the current strategic communications capacity, needs, and priorities of groups working with AAPIs.
Polls and Experiments
We provide timely and critical polls and experiments to expand upon and highlight the diversity and strength of the AAPI electorate.
2022 Asian American Election Eve Poll
We co-sponsored the 2022 American Election Eve Poll, offering reliable information about the 2022 vote choices and motivations of Asian American voters and Native American, Black, Latinx, and White voters.
2020 Asian American Election Eve Poll
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.
2018 Asian American Election Eve Poll
We co-sponsored the 2018 American Election Eve Poll, offering reliable information about the 2018 vote choices and motivations of Asian American voters and Native American, Black, Latinx, and White voters.
Civic Participation Analyses
We create data-driven, community-centered reports and briefs to inform and support the engagement and mobilization strategies of the AAPI community, as well as to broaden a more nuanced understanding of the AAPI electorate.
Activating the AAPI Voting Bloc
This brief brings attention to the AAPI electorate and the need for more organizing and funding to ensure that this critical voting bloc is able to exercise the right to vote, particularly in the midst of a global pandemic.
Making the Case for VBM in our Communities
This brief discusses the use of Vote-by-Mail (VBM); offers a “gold standard” checklist for VBM legislation, administration, and campaigns.
Ahead of the Majority: Foregrounding Women of Color
This report offers important insights into women of color’s voting behavior, policy preferences, and impact in the most recent election. It spotlights the unprecedented mobilization of women of color in the 2018 midterms and how this increasing participation demonstrates the influential role of women of color in setting policy through civic engagement.
Notes From the Field: Post-Script on the AAPI Vote in 2020
In the fall of 2021, the Fund launched the first in what will be a series of semi-regular think pieces, authored by Senior Fellow Taeku Lee. This piece reflects on the AAPI vote in 2020.
AAPIs care about issues regarding race, economic justice, reproductive rights, climate, and more. We work with academics and field leaders to analyze relevant and pertinent topics and issues.
Beyond the Hashtags and Slogans: The Role of AAPIs in Police Reform
Civil rights attorney Je Yon Jung discusses the intersections of the Black-led movement against police brutality and the critical role that AAPIs must play in uniting for police reform.
Notes From the Field: Critical Race Theory and AAPIs
In the fall of 2021, the Fund launched the first in what will be a series of semi-regular think pieces, authored by Senior Fellow Taeku Lee. This piece reflects on the role of AAPIs in critical race theory.
Poll: Asian American Voting Power in 2022 Midterm Elections
The Asian American voting bloc has transformed into a core constituency for progressive values. Asian Americans now hold progressive views on a variety of issues, similar to Latinx and Black voters. This is a strong and continued repudiation of efforts that fomented racial divisions and stoked anti-Asian violence, particularly during the pandemic.
We envision a world where communities fully participate in a multiracial democracy and lead thriving lives.