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AAFF

The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.

 

Immediate Release (October 27, 2014)

“Your Vote is Our Voice” Campaign Urges Asian-American Voters to

Make A Historic Impact on November General Elections

Vote by mail, Vote Early, or Vote on Election Day November 4th

 

Miami, Florida --- October 26, 2014 --- With only one more week of early voting remaining prior to the November 4th General Elections, APIAVote and Asian American Federation of Florida’s non-partisan grassroots “Your Vote is Our Voice” campaign is urging the thousands of registered Asian-American citizens to make a historic impact on the Fall election cycle. 

After multiple generations, Asian Americans have populated the American landscape as the fastest growing race across America with over 71% increase in Florida.  Through their diverse culture and contributions in economy, education, health care, sports, and politics, Asian-Americans are increasingly visible in American news and history.

 Although Asian American Voters comprise 1.58% of 11 million total voters in Florida, the AAPI vote represents a 2.5% margin of victory.  As a result, any increased participation from Asian Americans can have a transformational impact on any local or statewide election.  Additionally, Asian Americans have high percentages of voters in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Duval, Orange and Hillsborough Counties in Florida. 

 Politics has an impact on the life of every family regardless of race, religion, or national origin.  Political decisions are made with or without a citizen’s participation.  Each day, elected officials make decisions on the education system, healthcare coverage, infrastructure for transportation, development of housing, among many other issues, regardless of a citizen’s decision to vote.  Asian-Americans have a choice to be involved in these important decisions.

 The deadline to request for an absentee ballot is Wednesday, October 29, 5pm,

early voting continues until November 2 (at various times and convenient

locations), and the final Election Day on Tuesday, November 4th, 7am - 7pm. 

 

For more information, please visit:  http://yourvoteflorida.com/

 “To help Asian Americans vote, AAJC and APIA Vote will be running an Asian-language Election Protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE (274-8683), now and on Election Day for all Florida and nationwide Asian American voters,” said Winnie Tang, President of AAFF.  “The hotline will be live from 7:00am - 7:00pm on Monday, November 3, and from 5:30am - 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 4.  They will provide assistance in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, and Bangali.”

The AAFF is calling for volunteers to help with this effort.  If you wish to volunteer or have any questions about the “Your Vote is Our Voice” campaign, please call (305) 753-8791, or email AAFF_President@yahoo.com.

 We must be involved and visible if we want to be empowered.

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  The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF), founded in 1984, is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to foster unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese faith-based and community-based organizations, businesses and media.

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