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California’s Asian Pacific Islander Organizations Celebrate Day of Inclusion by Launching Campaign to Promote Participation in 2010 Census

LOS ANGELES, CA – As the State of California celebrates the Day of Inclusion marking the 1943 repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, seven Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations across the state have come together to form the API Census Network, in an effort to promote the API community’s participation in the 2010 Census.

Asian-Americans are best kept demographic secret

Nov 18 2011

The Progressive
By Karen Narasaki and Stewart Kwoh
 
As the race to the presidency goes full throttle, candidates should not ignore the best-kept demographic secret in politics: the rise of Asian-American voters.
 
Our ranks have swelled by 46 percent over the past decade, making us the fastest growing racial minority in the nation and ready to wield power and influence in the 2012 election.

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Report: Asian-Americans grow beyond coastal hubs

Oct 30 2011

Associated Press
 
Asian-Americans have seen their ranks swell over the past decade not only in coastal immigrant enclaves and the San Gabriel Valley, but also in new places such as the southwestern states of Texas and Nevada, according to a report released last week by a coalition of Asian-American organizations.
 
The report shows the largest Asian-American populations have remained in California and New York, but traditionally smaller communities shot up between 2000 and 2010, more than doubling in Nevada and growing 95 percent in Arizona.

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Asian Americans now country's fastest growing racial group

Oct 26 2011

Los Angeles Times
 
Increased immigration from South Asia helped fuel the rapid growth in the number of Asian Americans over the last decade as well as an influx of Asians to states such as Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data released Wednesday.
 

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Bill to count more ethnic groups heads to Brown

Sep 13 2011

California Watch
 
Of the more than 57,000 Tongans in the United States, 40 percent – nearly 23,000 – live in California. But you won't find them identified in California data: The state does not require agencies to count them.
 

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