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BRIEFING: New National Poll on Perspectives and Priorities of AAPI Women | National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
May 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Join Congresswoman Chu and NAPAWF Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow for a virtual briefing on the largest survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander women ever conducted. This wide-ranging study uncovers the unique priorities and perspectives of AAPI women, communities that have largely been understudied, and also emphasizes how AAPI women are mobilizing a powerful voting bloc.
Despite being one of the fastest-growing electorates in the United States, the AAPI community has historically been one of the most understudied racial groups in the country. This lack of data has perpetuated the harmful “model minority” myth that paints Asian Americans as inherently successful – rendering the struggles and realities of the diverse AAPI community invisible.
NAPAWF’s landmark study revealed that these long-standing concerns are at the forefront of the AAPI community, as well as priorities on COVID, the economy, reproductive rights and health, immigrant rights, and racial inequality.
This briefing will also include new findings on AAPI women’s experiences with racism, sexism, and violence. NAPAWF’s polling found that 78 percent of AAPI women had been impacted by anti-Asian racism in the past two years and that more than half had personally encountered specific incidences of racism.