The November election is critical. The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is made up of 9.3 million eligible voters, and 90% of those who are registered will vote. In many places, AAPIs create the margin of victory. Learn more statistics with our voter infographics. Your vote matters, and we want you to be prepared for the election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
We created a voter guide that shows the views of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on LGBTQ equality, trans* justice, racial justice, AAPI issues, and immigrants’ rights. Our research came from the candidates’ official policy statements and quotes from news media. View our voter guide, and click the links below for PDF copies:
NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide
NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide in Chinese
NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide in Hindi
NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide in Korean
NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide in Vietnamese
NQAPIA is an independent, nonpartisan, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization and does not endorse any candidate or political party.
Learn the Issues
Protect our Rights
When reporting on the election, news media overlooks AAPIs—except when we are the butt of their jokes. (Sign a petition against The O’Reilly Factor’s racist segment on Watter’s World.) Even at the polls, AAPIs have faced a series of segregated barriers, including segregated “Asian” voting lines.
Join us in conducting a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and documenting instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement by volunteering with AALDEF on Election Day. Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) needs volunteers in DC, CA, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TX, and VA.
Register to Vote
You may still have time to register to vote in your state! Find out and register online by clicking the image below or going to bit.ly/nqapia16. This application is available in 13 languages.