With 14 days remaining until Election Day, the DNC has compiled resources for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to help our AAPI votes be the difference in many of these critical and contested elections.
Voter Protection Toolkit
In Georgia, there are reports of voter suppression, which has disproportionately affected voters of color. In the AAPI community, our brothers, sisters, parents, and grandparents often face barriers to voting and appreciate the opportunity to cast their ballots in-language. The DNC has assembled a Voter Protection Toolkit for our community so our community understand our voting rights and the correct precaution to protect our community.
Asian Journal Op-Ed: Focus on Affirmative Action Misses Real Issues of Concern to Asian Americans
by Chris Lu, former Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Obama Administration
“No matter our background, Asian Americans work hard not only to better our own lives, but to better the lives of our fellow Americans. That’s why we refuse to be the pawns in this shameless effort to divide communities of color.”
Read more here.
Save the Date: AAPI GOTV Best Practices Webinar
Join DNC CEO Seema Nanda, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Beel Leong-Hong, Best Practices Director Cheyenne Davis, myself and others on an AAPI GOTV Best Practices Webinar to gear up for the final push in these midterms. We will highlight the AAPI organizing work happening in different states, share GOTV best practices, and equip you with the tools you need to get involved.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 2:00pm EST / 11:00pm PST
Registration link coming soon.
Highlights from the States: DNC Chair Tom Perez Travels Nationwide to Campaign for Democratic Candidates
Over the past week, DNC Chair Tom Perez visited Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas to campaign for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket. His trip included canvass kickoffs, phone banks, and a Winning with Women roundtable sponsored by two DNC initiatives – Seat at the Table and Mujeres Mobilized. The events emphasized early voting, which is now open in dozens of states across America. Perez and Vice Chair Grace Meng campaigned in the Asian American/Pacific Islander community to highlight the importance of voting for Democrats up and down the ticket because Democrats are the candidates who will protect quality and affordable health care and create good paying jobs.
Asian Journal: On Sunday, October 14, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez and vice chair Rep. Grace Meng were in Las Vegas to visit the AAPI community and campaign for candidates in some of the most competitive races in the country.
“The AAPI vote can really make a difference in the state,” Perez told the Asian Journal.
“Anyone with an immigrant experience, such as the AAPI community, who observes the divisive politics of Donald Trump, Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt, understands that we need to elect leaders who unite people. We need to build bridges of opportunity, not walls of fear. That is why I see so much energy.”