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New Report: State of Philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN, MAI DO, AND SUNNY SHAO

On September 14, 2020, AAPI Data and the Center for Social Innovation, in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, released a report on the state of philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This report examines the state of AAPI philanthropy in the context of COVID-19 and movements for racial …

Early Polling: AAPI Electorate Leans Democratic, Still Persuadable

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

 

Early polling with Asian American registered voters shows that registered Asian Americans lean heavily towards supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020, although about 1 in 6 are still persuadable.  Among all those polled from July 4 to August 16th, about half (54 percent) say they are supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden, about …

#GiveInMay Spotlight: Filipino Advocates for Justice

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

For more than 40 years, Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) has been an advocate for immigrant, worker and civil rights in the East Bay. It was originally established in 1973 by students and community members in the East Bay. However, over its long organizational history, FAJ hasn’t just stayed to this mission alone — it has

#GiveInMay Spotlight: The SEAD Project

BY MAI NGUYEN DO

Excerpt from The SEAD Project’s statement on the murder of George Floyd: “As an organization based in North Minneapolis working with our Southeast Asian diaspora, we know the historical trauma and social oppression that’s used as a divisive tool between our marginalized communities. We need self-reflection, course correction, and internal healing in order to understand how

#GiveInMay Spotlight: National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

How do you work in local communities as a national organization? How do you navigate when and where your support is needed? National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) is a national organization that is nearly 30 years old, and throughout their 30 years, they’ve addressed substance use in multiple cities and states, and

#GiveInMay Spotlight: Asian Services in Action

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

Asian Services in Action (ASIA) was founded in late 1995 in Ohio when a handful of social and healthcare workers noticed the enormous gaps between newly arrived immigrant and refugee communities and their challenges in integrating in the United States. ASIA first began as an after-school program to assist with cultural integration, led by social workers,

#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

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 …