Virginia Elections Underscore “Missed Opportunity” By Not Investing in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

WASHINGTON—While Democrats swept the Virginia elections in 2017, many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) votes were left unclaimed, which would have made the difference in several House of Delegate seats and likely led to a flipping that chamber. The Democrats have not controlled the House of Delegates since 1999, when they had controlled it for over a century.

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Leading Asian Americans Launch AAPI Progressive Action for a Strong and Diverse America

WASHINGTON – Launching today, AAPI Progressive Action will work to empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to build a strong and diverse America. Through collaboration with communities and leaders, AAPI Progressive Action will take immediate steps to formulate and promote domestic policies of importance to AAPI communities, engage in direct advocacy with lawmakers, and work to elect progressive voices across the country. The organization is founded by leading progressive voices in the AAPI community, including former commissioners of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

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