A Growing Voice: Asian American Voters in North Carolina

Asian Americans are a growing voice in North Carolina. They are the fastest-growing racial demographic in the country and in the state, and they are becoming involved in voting and in our communities. As the community grows, they will play an important role in defining North Carolina’s and the country’s future.

A new report highlights how Asian Americans could hold the key to victory in 2016.

As the election season enters its final weeks, there’s a key demographic that candidates and parties in North Carolina should be paying attention to: Asian Americans.

a-growing-voice-coverAs a largely independent voting bloc, they are a key swing vote that could decide tight races in North Carolina in 2016, including contests for president, U.S. Senate and governor.

“A Growing Voice: Asian American Voters in North Carolina,” a report released by a group of Asian American and civic organizations, finds that the number of registered Asian American voters in the state has grown 130 percent between 2006 and 2014, and that this voting bloc could provide the margin of victory in competitive statewide races and in some legislative districts.

To download the report click the link below.

A Growing Voice: Asian American Voters in North Carolina

The report was developed jointly by the Institute for Southern Studies, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, the Southeast Asian Coalition and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, with support and contributions from Democracy North Carolina. It follows up on a shorter report titled “Asian Americans in North Carolina” released before North Carolina’s March 2016 primary election.

Durham, NC contact: Allie Yee, allie@southernstudies.org, 919-419-8311 ext. 5
Charlotte, NC contact: Cat Bao Le, catbaole@gmail.com, 704-941-2557
Raleigh, NC contact: Chavi K. Koneru, chavi@ncaatogether.org, 919-322-8258


The Institute for Southern Studies is a nonprofit research, media and education center and publisher of the online magazine, Facing South. Learn more at www.facingsouth.org.

North Carolina Asian Americans Together is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on bringing together the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in North Carolina through civic engagement and political participation. Learn more at www.ncaatogether.org.

The Southeast Asian Coalition works to increase community empowerment in the growing Southeast Asian American community of the Carolinas. Learn more at www.seacvillage.org.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Learn more at www.advancingjustice-la.org.

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Learn more at www.democracy-nc.org.