2016 is an important year for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) – we are seeing many investments in our families and communities at stake. We are also seeing many opportunities to ensure our families and communities receive the resources and support necessary to thrive. Together we have the power to make a difference in this year’s elections: Between 2000 and 2010, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities grew 61%, and the Asian American community increased 46%. The API community could be key in deciding 5 House District races, but we need to vote and encourage others to vote!
The following are resources provided by APANO to help make the civic engagement experience and process accessible. We have guides that explain ballot measures, elected positions, the voting process, candidate information, and more. More importantly, we’ve made many of these resources available in languages other than English! They include: Vietnamese, Marshallese, Korean, Hindi, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.