According to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau study, Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) have significantly increased their potential power at the polls in California in recent years. The number of APAs in California eligible to register to vote (citizens who are 18 and older) increased by half a million between 2000 and 2005, from 2 million to 2.5 million. That increased their share from 10 percent to 12 percent of the state’s population of eligible voters.
The mission of the Asian American Action Fund’s California Chapter is to encourage APA Democrats to participate in the political process and to empower the APA community so that we can address the severe under-representation of APAs in the political life of this state and country.
The Asian American Action Fund achieves its goals by identifying qualified Democratic candidates, providing them with financial and technical assistance, and building a local network of activists, funders, and supporters. Our membership makes this possible.
AAA-Fund members join by making a contribution to the Fund and pledging to contribute to the candidates we endorse. Through our membership, the AAA-Fund empowers our candidates with the tools, financial resources, and grassroots assistance they need for victory.