Georgia's new AAPI caucus is one of the largest in the country

By Kristal Dixon |

When Georgia's General Assembly convenes in January for the 2023 legislative session, its first Asian American Pacific Islander caucus — one of the largest in the country — will get to work on tackling issues for a community that, until recent years, was long ignored by politicians.

Why it matters: AAPI voter turnout in Georgia increased by 84% between 2016 and 2020, more than any state in the country, according to AAPI Data.

  • Asian Americans are also the fastest-growing group of eligible voters in the country, growing by 9% in the last four years, Pew Research says.
  • Georgia's AAPI population is 4.6%, according to U.S. Census data.

Details: The caucus includes 11 voting members — nine Democrats and two Republicans — for the 2023 session and two emeritus members: former U.S. Attorney and state Rep. BJay Pak and former state Sen. Zahra Karinshak.

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