AAPI Clearinghouse

As a collaborative project, the vision of the AAPI Clearinghouse is to educate and empower Asian-American political engagement across the country.

To see all the members in the AAPI Clearinghouse, click here.

Recent Issue

What’s a PAC, why does it sound so scary, and what does it mean for me?

By Tiffany Hsieh, Digital Director A Political Action Committee (PAC) is focused on raising and spending money to elect candidates running for public office. In our case, we are a PAC focusing on supporting progressive Asian American Native Hawaiian...

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DNC Statement on Supreme Court Not Taking Up DACA

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in its current term: “The Supreme Court made the right call today. Trump’s...

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Rep. Grace Meng introduces “No Walls Act”

Early this morning, Rep. Grace Meng introduced a “No Walls Act” to prevent President Trump from declaring national emergency for the funding of his border wall during the shutdown.Co-sponsoring the bill were Reps. Lois Frankel, Nydia Vleazquez, Vicente Gonzalez,...

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DNC Announces Framework for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Originally posted on DNC e-mail list. Washington, D.C. — Since his campaign for chair of the Democratic National Committee, DNC Chair Tom Perez has promised to conduct a presidential primary process that is transparent, fair, inclusive, and puts the...

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South Asian Activism and Organizing in Orlando

Originally published at Desis for ProgressBy Usha Tewari Desis for Progress is proud to provide a space for community voices and members to write about various issues affecting the South Asian community. The opinions expressed in these original pieces...

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#NoToPublicCharge Submit a Public Comment Today!

The Trump Administration continues to attack immigrants, refugees, and families by separating loved ones, taking away health insurance from millions and attacking nutrition and housing for working families. Fight back against the Trump administration’s threat to break up immigrant...

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Meng Demands Homeland Security Secretary Withdraw Proposed Public Charge Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling for her agency to withdraw its proposed public charge rule for non-compliance with federal law. Under federal law, agencies...

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Lawsuit fights restrictions on interpreters in Georgia runoff

Originally posted by Politically Georgia and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 28th, 2018.   When Georgians who don’t speak English well go to vote in runoff elections Tuesday, state law limits their ability to bring an interpreter. A federal lawsuit asks a judge to...

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AAPI Voters in 2018 Congressional Elections: Bigger Impact than Anticipated

Originally published at AAPI DataBY SONO SHAH Heading into the midterms, our analysis at AAPI Data found 27 congressional districts in 11 states where Asian American & Pacific Islander voters could have maximum impact in 2018. We identified these...

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Asian-Americans Made History on Election Day

Originally posted by the DNC, November 15, 2018.  This election, Asian-Americans made history. From Andy Kim’s win in New Jersey to Nima Kulkarni in Kentucky, Asian-American Democrats won seats up and down ballot. Here are some highlights: Who is...

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