161,575 Asians Registered and Voted in the last Florida Primary

Miami, Florida - Sept 5, 2010

         On August 18, 2010, the Florida Department of State Division of Elections issued the statistics on registered Florida voters who participated in the last Florida primary election. Out of a total 11,120,316 voters, 161,575 were registered as Asian or Pacific Islander. Broward County was recorded as having the greatest number of Asian voters (21,477) followed by Orange County (18,309), Hillsborough County (13,418), Duval County (13,163), and Miami-Dade County (12,168).

    "This is encouraging", says Dr. Joy Bruce, President of the Asian American Federation of Florida, who noted a 6.5% increase in 2010 primary, compared to the 151,016 Asian voters who participated in the 2008 election.  "It means that more and more Asians are now getting interested in government issues and participating in the electoral process. It is important that the government recognizes the increasing strength and role of Asians in the political process, especially with regard to issues that affect our community. We will continue to update our constituents regarding important issues that affect our families and our local communities - enabling us to make informed decisions when electing government officials and voting for issues."

     The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) Advocacy Committee is now planning a Community Forum to be held in Orlando, Florida on October 10,  to educate the community about issues and political candidates for governatorial and US Senate positions in Florida.

       The AAFF a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to empower and preserve the culture and tradition of Asian Americans in Florida.  It aims to (1) assist its Asian-American organizational members in the fullest exercise of their cultural and artistic tradition, and the preservation of their linguistic, national and religious heritage;  (2) educate and inform the non-Asian community regarding the concerns and activities of Asian-Americans; and (3) encourage the fullest integration of Asian-Americans into the civic life of the community.   While the Federation can provide a forum for discussing issues of common interest to Asian Americans, it is strictly non-partisan and does not endorse any political party or candidate for public office, nor does it advocate specific partisan political causes or agenda. 

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