- APIA Vote, AAPI Data and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian American Justice Center released a new poll that highlights how Asian Americans continue to be ignored by political parties despite being strongly committed to participating in the 2022 election.
- The poll, for which 1,601 Asian American voters across the country participated, revealed that just around half have been reached out to by either the Republican or the Democratic party.
- Based on the findings, 44% of Asian Americans lean Democrat, while 19% consider themselves Republican and 29% identify as Independent, with the rest either identifying with another party or without an answer at the time of the survey.
- The poll also found that the issues the respondents considered as extremely or very important for the upcoming election are health care, jobs, the economy, crime, education, gun control and the environment.
- Another major concern for the participants is safety, with 73% expressing concern about experiencing hate crimes, harassment and discrimination, while 77% believe the U.S. should have stricter gun laws.
A recent poll of Asian American voters highlights how they remain virtually ignored as a political force by both the Republican and Democratic parties.
With the November elections just a few months away, major political parties have neglected to reach out and engage Asian voters, according to the 2022 Asian American Voter Survey.
A new poll reveals that Democrats are losing the support of Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in swing states, which is predicted to have a large impact on the Congressional and general elections.
In a poll commissioned by Civiqs for AAPI civic engagement organization Justice Unites Us, Democrats no longer have the same backing of AAPI votes in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia as they did in 2020.
- AAPI Democrats have formed Justice Unites Us, a super PAC (Political Action Committee) set to engage “AAPI voters and community leaders in order to increase turnout and drive up support for endorsed candidates.”
- Super PACs are “committees that may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions and other PACs for the purpose of financing independent expenditures and other independent political activity,” according to the Federal Elections Commission.
- Justice Unites Us told NBC that it has spent $850,000 this year so far and is set to spend much more in key states with pivotal Senate races, such as Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.
- Following a record turnout in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, AAPI voters are now recognized as a political force; however, engaging them remains a challenge.
- Democratic National Committee member and Justice Unites Us co-chair Lindy Li noted that Democrats must now “make these types of targeted investments that could be the game-changer in races that will ultimately be won in the margins.”
Asian American members of the Democratic party are launching a multi-million-dollar effort to win Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters across the U.S.
Justice Unites Us is a super PAC (Political Action Committee) focused on “engaging AAPI voters and community leaders in order to increase turnout and drive up support for endorsed candidates.”
- Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty (D, OH-3) spoke at the Capitol on Thursday, stating that “three people in a Korean-owned hair salon” were gunned by another “white supremacy replacement theorist,” when the suspect is Black.
- Beatty, who is also chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), mistakenly blamed white supremacy for the shooting at the Dallas Korean hair salon that left three women of Korean descent wounded.
- What Beatty did get right, however, was that the shooting was most likely a hate crime, based on police reports.
- Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia announced on Tuesday the arrest of 36-year-old Jeremy Theron Smith, who is believed to have mental health issues.
- According to Garcia, the gunman suffered from “panic attacks and delusions when he was around anyone of Asian descent.”
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D, OH-3) spoke at the Capitol on Thursday, stating that “three people in a Korean-owned hair salon” were gunned by another “white supremacy replacement theorist,” when the suspect is Black.
Beatty, who is also chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, mistakenly blamed white supremacy for the shooting at the Dallas Korean hair salon that left three women of Korean descent wounded.
- Elon Musk, currently the richest person on Earth, has officially declared his support for the Republican Party.
- The prospective Twitter owner explained that his decision arose from a discontent with Democrats, which he now considers “the party of division and hate.”
- Speculations on the Tesla chief’s political leanings have become more pronounced in recent weeks when he announced his plan to buy Twitter and improve its free speech policy.
- Following his announcement, the tech mogul invited the public to watch the Democrats’ “dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”
- Musk voiced a more neutral take in his latest thread, saying a party “more moderate on all issues” would be ideal.
Elon Musk officially declared his support for the Republican Party on Wednesday.
The world’s richest man made the announcement in a tweet that has now received more than 650,000 likes and drawn welcoming cheers from Republican officials and conservative personalities.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris named 32-year-old Sabrina Singh as press secretary for her campaign.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang expressed his disappointment after finding out that he was not included in the official list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention next week.
The 45-year-old entrepreneur took to his Twitter on Tuesday to reveal the outcome.
Andrew Yang was met with a huge round of applause after his speech at the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Summer Meeting last Friday.
During the meeting at Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, the 44-year-old Democratic presidential candidate raised the issue of automation in many working sectors, such as manufacturing, retail, call center, fast food and truck driving.
Among the eight politicians who have confirmed their bid to run for the 2020 United States presidential election so far are three Asia American Pacific Islanders.
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