ASPIRE PAC is committed to supporting candidates of AANHPI descent and incumbents who represent large communities of AANHPI voters. As one of the only PACs dedicated to investing directly in the AANHPI community, ASPIRE PAC offers a voice for the AANHPI community and works to mobilize the AAPI vote.
ASPIRE PAC is chaired by Congresswoman Grace Meng and was launched in 2011 by Congresswoman Judy Chu. Today, the caucus has grown to 17 Democratic AANHPI Members of Congress, including 2 U.S. Senators.
According to the 2020 census, the AANHPI community grew by 35.5%, making it the fastest-growing community of color in the United States over the last two decades. In addition, our growing community has an outsized impact in key battleground states and districts. More than a third of registered AANHPI voters reside in battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. AANHPI voters also represent significant voting populations in key battlefield districts in California, New Jersey, and New York.
Not only is our community quickly growing, but it is also civically engaged. The 2020 elections saw the AANHPI community increase its voter turnout more than any other community of color. That trend continued in the 2022 midterm elections. ASPIRE PAC was a key player in our community’s voter turnout, investing in research and polling of AANHPI voters in key battleground districts, running digital communications directly targeting AANHPI voters, installing culturally competent on-the-ground field programs in states across the country, and investing in in-language radio, print and canvassing programs targeting AANHPI voters.
ASPIRE’s work has a direct impact on mobilizing the AANHPI vote. And ASPIRE is committed to winning back the House in 2024 and holding the Senate and White House. We know that meaningful engagement with Asian American voters is critical to winning races up and down the ballot, across the country. The ASPIRE team is extremely grateful for your support as we continue to cultivate meaningful relationships between the AANHPI community and the Democratic Party.