We envision active and powerful AAPI communities that are well-educated on the issues, informed of the political process and who fully participate in our democracy.
APACEvotes strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.
POLITICAL ACTION – We mobilize AAPI voices and votes to be a unified and powerful force in electoral and civic affairs.
TRANSFORMATION – We recognize electoral processes alone are not enough to create widespread systems change and that true social change comes from an equal investment in personal, institutional, and structural transformation.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We prioritize transparency and modeling a culture of learning that embraces resilience, reflection, and reparation.
COMMUNITY – We are committed to building partnerships, strengthening local networks, practicing shared decision making, and regularly seeking input to better understand the needs of our diverse community.
SELF DETERMINATION – We value the wisdom and experience of every voice in our community and are committed to creating pathways for all AAPIs to participate in determining our future.
EQUITY – We acknowledge systems of oppression impact individuals differently based on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, religion, immigration status, English-proficiency, ability, age, and class, and are committed to building political power that is centered on the voices of those most impacted by injustice.