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Our Statement

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we honor the rich histories, diverse cultures, and invaluable contributions of the AAPI community to our nation. According to recent estimates from the US Census Bureau, there are 23.5 million people classified as AAPI in the United States making up 7.1% of the U.S. population. However, AAPI’s only make up 6% of all eligible voters. This month is not only a time for reflection and celebration but also a call to action to recognize the vital importance of civic participation, citizenship, and access to voting for the AAPI community.

Civic participation is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy. The AAPI community, with its vast array of backgrounds and experiences, plays a critical role in shaping the future of our nation. By engaging in civic activities, from volunteering in local communities to participating in public dialogues, AAPIs help ensure that our society remains vibrant, inclusive, and forward-looking.

Citizenship carries with it the profound responsibility of shaping the nation’s path. The journey to citizenship for many AAPIs reflects a commitment to the values of democracy, equality, and justice. As citizens, AAPIs contribute to the nation’s progress through their unique perspectives and relentless dedication to the common good.

Access to voting is a fundamental right that empowers individuals to influence the political landscape. Ensuring that every AAPI has the opportunity to vote without barriers is essential for a representative democracy. It is imperative that we work collectively to eliminate obstacles to voting, such as language barriers and voter suppression tactics, that disproportionately affect the AAPI community and all communities of color.

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities, from advocacy and policy-making to grassroots organizing. Through active civic engagement, AAPIs can voice their concerns, advocate for their rights, and drive meaningful change. By participating in civic life, the AAPI community helps create policies that reflect the needs and aspirations of all citizens.

During this AAPI Heritage Month, the League of Minority Voters is committed to supporting and uplifting the AAPI community by promoting civic participation, ensuring equitable access to citizenship and voting, and encouraging robust civic engagement. Together, we can build a more inclusive, just, and democratic society where every voice is heard and valued.

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!