With the November elections in many states and the 2010 Census behind us, another critical election cycle is right around the corner and APIAVote is ready to help ensure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are heard loud and clear in the 2012 contests.

We can only do this with your support. Donate today to help us with the resources needed to launch our 2012 programs.

As the only national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing AAPI civic participation, APIAVote’s efforts are needed now more than ever. Although AAPIs are one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S. – with a 46% growth rate compared to a 10% national rate – we have the lowest voter turnout when compared to other groups in the last election according to the Pew Research Center.

In 2012, we will be conducting trainings in states like Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Nevada, Arizona and Florida, as well as New York, Washington State, California and Hawai’i. We want to continue our efforts to work with local nonprofits, coalitions and civic groups to help them incorporate civic and voter engagement into their existing frameworks.

We re-energized our leadership with board members Toby Chaudhuri (Co-Chair), Janelle Hu, (Secretary/Treasurer), Stephanie L. Chang, Johnnie Giles, Keith Kamisugi, William Kaneko, Daphne Kwok, Tina Lee, Tana Lepule, Mini Timmaraju, Bouapha Toommaly and Patrice Yao working together with interim executive director Christine Chen.

Since 1996, you have seen us working hard every day to give a voice to the AAPI community through:

  • Building the capacity of community-based organizations throughout the U.S.
  • Training and inspiring community leaders, volunteers and youth organizers
  • Conducting aggressive voter registration drives
  • Executing effective Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns
  • Translating materials into different Asian languages

Make a decision to help APIAVote move forward with your tax-deductible donation today. Your contribution of $10, $50, $100 or even $500 will give APIAVote the financial stability we need to continue our work.

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In unity,

Toby Chaudhuri, Co-Chair
Janelle Hu, Secretary/Treasurer
Stephanie L. Chang
Johnnie Giles
Keith Kamisugi
William Kaneko
Daphne Kwok
Tina Lee
Tana Lepule
Mini Timmaraju
Bouapha Toommaly
Patrice Yao
Christine Chen, Interim Executive Director