Center for American Progress

: Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in the Electorate
Past Event

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in the Electorate

12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT

One of the bigger stories coming out of the 2010 Census release of ethnic data was the fact that the Asian population in the United States has grown by nearly 50 percent over the past 10 years. Its growth has even outpaced the Latino community in a number of states including Texas, New Jersey, and Missouri. Moreover, projections indicate that this population will increase 150 percent by the year 2050. Yet in spite of their growing numbers and influence, the APIA community is often overlooked in the political and policy landscape.

To centralize the importance of APIA voters, please join us for a dynamic conversation with leaders from the APIA community.

Featured speakers:
Vida Benavides, Principal, Dewey Square Group
Deepa Iyer, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Karen Narasaki, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center
Bill Wong, Strategic Counsel, Bill Wong, LLC

Moderated by:
Anna Soellner, Vice President for Communications, Center for American Progress