In order to fully participate in our democracy, Asian Americans must exercise the right to vote in local, state, and national elections. Unfortunately, racial discrimination in voting still exists. We work to eliminate discriminatory barriers to voting and to increase access to the ballot for all voters.
Making the Asian American Voice Heard
By advocating for the restoration and enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), and facilitating training, education, and advocacy around voter-related issues that affect Asian Americans like language assistance, voter suppression, and election reform, we strengthen all communities' ability to participate in the democratic process.
Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIA Vote run a hotline where voters can get answers to their questions about voting and receive assistance in nine Asian languages. Call 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683 for assistance. Assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.
Your Right. Your Vote.
Have you experienced voter discrimination or intimidation at the polls? Tell your story at WeVoteWeCount.org so we can raise visibility around this critical issue and preserve access to the ballot for all.
National Voter Registration Day
We’re excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our democracy by registering voters on September 22, 2020, or National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration is more important than ever as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s up to all of us to do our part to make sure that every American who wants to can vote in a safe way this November. Sign up to be partner to join thousands of nonprofits, libraries, businesses, college groups, and more. As an official National Voter Registration Day partner, you will receive free posters and stickers, training webinars, organizer and communication toolkits, state-specific guidelines, and everything else you need to make your voter registration celebration a success.
Vote Early Day
We are also a premier partner for the first-ever Vote Early Day, taking place Saturday, October 24, 2020!
Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and ensures that Americans don’t have to choose between public health and civic duty. Join hundreds of companies and nonprofits in celebrating Vote Early Day by September 1 to receive a swag bag. Sign up here to get involved. Follow @VoteEarlyDay on social media and engage using the hashtags #VoteEarly and #VoteReady.