AALDEF Poll: 30% of Asian American Voters Cast Ballots for First Time in 2016 Presidential Election

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today released the results of its 2016 multilingual exit poll, which found the overwhelming majority of Asian Americans backed Democratic candidates for President and Congress. The largest Asian ethnic groups in the exit poll were Chinese (35%), Asian Indian (13%), Bangladeshi (11%), and Korean (10%). Nearly one-third (30%) were first-time voters. (CAPA21 is not affiliated with AALDEF; the information … Continue reading AALDEF Poll: 30% of Asian American Voters Cast Ballots for First Time in 2016 Presidential Election

CAPAC Chair Judy Chu Welcomes Newly Elected AAPI Members to Congress

Tuesday’s election will bring several new Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the U.S. Congress, many of whom will be setting historic firsts when they are officially sworn in. Two new AAPI candidates were elected to serve in the U.S. Senate and five in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Last night, the American people elected a record a number of Asian Americans and Pacific … Continue reading CAPAC Chair Judy Chu Welcomes Newly Elected AAPI Members to Congress