#GiveInMay Spotlight: Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE)

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

“ARISE has affected me extremely positively when it comes to my growth both work wise and internally. Through ARISE I have learned how to be more open minded, was taught that my voice holds as much power as anyone else, and recognized that my compassion and empathy for others is not a weakness.”

Symone Burrell, ARISE

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Hmong Americans are up for grabs in the 2020 presidential election

BY YANG SAO XIONG

As Asian Americans gear up for what some anticipate will be one of the most consequential, most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history this November, it is important to consider which individuals within the Asian American electorate are most up for grabs.

Surprisingly, Hmong Americans are a group that stand out in terms of fitting this …

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#GiveInMay Launches with Over 80 Nonprofits and Philanthropic Partners

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May 1, 2020

More than 80 Nonprofits and Philanthropic Partners Launch #GiveInMay
Giving Campaign to mark 30th Anniversary of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1990, the federal government officially recognized May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), expanding the weeklong celebration begun in 1978 to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders …

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AAPI Mapping Tool for #2020Census and Beyond

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January 30, 2020

2020 Census and Beyond: Planning and Visualization Tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been the fastest growing racial groups in the country, and the 2020 Census is expected to show continued rapid population gains. At the same time, the Census Bureau’s research has also shown that

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Understanding the Struggles of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN, SUNNY SHAO, AND JANELLE WONG

New findings from a study of California’s diverse Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population reveals that while little attention has been paid to the economic vulnerabilities of this population, nearly one-out-of-four (23%) of AAPI Californians report working and struggling with poverty.  And those working and struggling with poverty are much more likely …

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AAPI Voters are Influential in 2020 Primaries, Remain Persuadable

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have an opportunity to exercise their growing political power in the 2020 presidential primaries, thanks to California’s early presidential primary on March 3, or “Super Tuesday.”

California’s role is especially pronounced this year, as mail-in ballots will be counted starting on February 3, 2020, the same day as …

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