The AAPI community’s political power is growing. Now it wants to tackle gun violence

By Joe Garofoll |

After seeing national AAPI turnout jump 10 percentage points between the 2016 and 2020 elections — more than any other racial or ethnic group — Nikore, executive director of AAPI Victory Alliance, wants to see whether the community is ready to “take the next step.” 

Those incidents are resonating. A March AAPI Data survey found that 84% of Asian Americans worry about being the victim of a mass shooting — compared with 74% of Blacks and Latinos who feel that way, and 59% of whites.