We are only as strong as our most vulnerable community
Asian Americans Rising is committed to increasing Asian American representation in politics, to challenging structural racial and economic injustice, and to investing in people and solutions to bring about change.
Asians are the fastest growing racial population in the United States, yet AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) voters are routinely overlooked in politics. Our invisibility stems from a lack of collective representation at all levels of power. This invisibility is compounded by a persistent model minority myth that often paints Asian Americans as a collectively thriving community. As a result, the general public is not aware of the prevalent poverty and systemic inequality experienced in our community. These inequalities translate to a lack of resources, disparities in health, education and opportunity, and under-representation in public policy. Asian Americans Rising represents a movement catalyzed by a coalition of people who work to solve inequality and provide a voice for Asian Americans in politics, policy and philanthropy. We believe that in order to build a more equitable country, we must advocate for the social progress of all. America is only as strong as our most vulnerable community.