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VietLead’s LaPhieuTuDo (Freedom Vote)

VietLead’s  LaPhieuTuDo (Freedom Vote) which 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!

In Pennsylvania in particular

  • 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.
  • 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.”
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