VietLead’sLaPhieuTuDo (Freedom Vote) is part of our VietVoice Program – a civic engagement program that focuses on lifting up and expanding local, collective, democratic practices in the Vietnamese community.
Our project includes
Voter Education & Volunteer Training Workshops
Voter Registration Programs
Voter Protection (Poll-watching)
Advocacy to end disenfranchisement to all voters
We focus on elections at the federal, state, and local levels!
Pennsylvania is home to 417,000 AAPIs, an 83% increase from 2000.
There are over 223,000 eligible AAPI voters, comprising 2.1% of the state’s electorate.
The largest AAPI ethnic groups in PA include Indian (123,000), Chinese (115,000), Korean (52,000), Vietnamese (49,000), Filipino (39,000), and Japanese (18,000).
From 2000 to 2010, the number of eligible AAPI voters (CVAP) in Pennsylvania grew by 48%.
From 2008 to 2012, the number of eligible voters in Pennsylvania grew 22%.
AAPI youth (ages 18-29) comprise 28% of the AAPI CVAP population in Pennsylvania.
AAPIs age 50 and up comprise 32% of the AAPI CVAP population.
79% of Asian Americans in Pennsylvania speak a language other than English at home, and of those, more than 37% speak English less than “very well.”