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October 27, 2020  abby Comments are off (RUN), Interviews

popsugar – With just a week until Election Day, early polling data shows that young people are voting at higher rates than they did during either of the last two elections, and are likely on track for a record-breaking turnout in 2020. But among these young voters, there’s one particular group that has a unique potential to effect change: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AAPI make up the fastest growing voting bloc in the US, with more than 11 million people eligible to vote this year, yet historically, they are also among the least politically active.

RUN AAPI, a nonprofit committed to empowering Asian Americans in both the political and cultural space, recently launched #TheNew, a campaign to mobilize and excite young AAPI voters, and it has been working to change the community’s historically low turnout. Led by Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet — as well as Obama White House alums Brad Jenkins and Cate Park, Phenomenal CEO Meena Harris, and political campaign strategist Linh Nguyen — the organisation has focussed its efforts on battleground states like Georgia and Texas, where eligible Asian American voters have doubled since 2012.

Bennet, who’s spent the past few weeks phone banking and hosting town halls with grassroots organisers in the swing states, chatted with POPSUGAR about “harnessing the cultural power” of AAPI to show up at the polls, and why it’s more important than ever for Asian Americans to vote.

“When you’re not represented in culture and in politics, you’re told that . . . you are not important, so then voting feels irrelevant,” Bennet said. Her sentiment speaks to recent findings from the first-ever political opinion poll focussed solely on young Asian Americans, which was conducted by RUN in partnership with the National AAPI Power Fund and the National Education Association. The poll revealed that for many young AAPI, the key barrier to voting was lack of motivation, including factors like not favouring any candidate or general indifference to politics.

Bennet attributes this apathy to the underrepresentation of AAPI in government, and the fact that politicians rarely dedicate resources to target Asian American voters. For instance, the poll revealed only two in five Asian Americans had been contacted by parties and community organisations to encourage them to register to vote, or to offer voting information. And while Kamala Harris’s historic nomination certainly has influenced AAPI, particularly Indian Americans, to feel connected to politics, there is much more to be done to inspire them to vote. Bennet added, “We’re not taken seriously as a cultural force and a political force . . . the biggest thing for us is really motivating AAPI youth to see themselves and to care about these issues because they do affect them.”

According to RUN’s survey, which polled 800 AAPI citizens aged 18 to 34, the most important issue for voters currently is concern surrounding the coronavirus, including both containing the virus and anti-Asian discrimination related to COVID-19. One in three of those polled also reported being accused of spreading coronavirus. While the interviews did show that young AAPI voters strongly support progressive movements across the board, like the Black Lives Matter movement and the Green New Deal, they also disclosed that, when the survey was commissioned in September, one in three eligible AAPI voters did not plan on registering to vote.

Though many AAPI youth might feel confused by or excluded from politics, Bennet says she’s “just as intimidated and overwhelmed with politics as anyone else,” yet she feels responsible for retaining the knowledge and sharing her access with her community. “What I really want to do with RUN is make sure that we are able to break down these otherwise maybe confusing topics or issues or policies, especially the ones that affect the AAPI community, and turn it into really digestible content so that people can begin to understand, and understand why it affects them,” she said. But it’s not just about the Asian American community: “The more we can come together as a community, the more we can be there for our African American brothers and sisters, for our Latinx brothers and sisters.”

The Asian American electorate is growing and has the ability to influence key races across the US, so know that your vote matters. While voter registration deadlines may have passed in a majority of states, several states do offer in-person registration during early voting and on Election Day. Learn more about #TheNew and find out how to make sure your ballot is counted, whether you vote by mail or in person.

May 16, 2018  abby Comments are off (RUN)

January 27, 2018  abby Comments are off (RUN)

With the ever-expanding potential of social media and the digital world, online opportunities to mobilize and activate the community are growing every day. In its third episode, Check Up, Check In discusses the power of civic engagement and social media with Managing Director/Executive Producer of D.C.’s branch of Funny or Die, Brad Jenkins, and actress/singer Chloe Bennet of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and their organization, RUN AAPI.

December 08, 2017  abby Comments are off (RUN)

We all know Chloe Bennet as TV’s resident Hapa and the lead of Agents of Shield. If you follow her infamous Twitter account, you’ll also know that she’s an outspoken advocate of Asian-American representation and is vocal against the practice of whitewashing/erasure/yellow facing.

You might not know Brad Jenkins by name, but if you’re politically-aware, you will know his work with Funny or Die. Did you see this video of Obama on Between Two Ferns? That was all Brad Jenkins doing. Brad also spent four years serving as President Obama’s Associate Director in The White House Office of Public Engagement. And finally, Brad is a Hapa who was featured as the first guest on the podcast Southern Fried Asian talking about his mixed-race Southern roots.

Brad Jenkins: “Chloe and I met at the Obama White House’s final event before turning over the keys to Trump. It was a sad day, man. Chloe and I spoke on a panel to over a hundred Asian American Pacific Islander political leaders. The organizers planned this conference long before the election. So my guess is that they expected it to be a victory lap for Asian American political leaders. Instead it was a wake-up call.”

Chloe Bennet: “Brad and I realized that we couldn’t count on anyone else to bring our communities together. We have to do it ourselves. There were barely any young people at the conference. And, we kept hearing about how Asian Americans don’t vote. I mean, it’s crazy; we are the fastest growing community in the United States — but, we vote the least. There weren’t any real solutions being offered by these leaders. So, we committed that day to do what we can to lift our communities up. And now here we are!”

Once co-founder Cate Park was added to the mix, RUN (which stands for “Represent Us Now”) was launched. Though Liberals and Democrats had a pretty big win in this past November, and there’s a few Hapas in Congress (Shout-out to Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard!), there’s so much more work to be done. As Chloe says “we vote the least.” Which means we have more power than we think, and with 2018 elections just around the corner, now is the time to get in the know and get involved.

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October 08, 2017  abby Comments are off (RUN)

Today Chloe will be holding a RUN event in New York along with Executive Producer and Managing Director of Funny Or Die Brad Jenkins at 2PM, You have to RSVP to find out were the event is but More info and photos etc should be out by tomorrow so look back for them.

August 23, 2017  abby Comments are off (RUN), Gallery

So a little bit late with these updates but back last month on July 29th Chloe was in attendance and doing a talk of her group she co-founded (Represent. Us. Now) RUN for there new new event in LA this time with special guest congresswoman Tulsi Gaabbard (and her agent of shelds co-star Natalia Cordova-Buckley) to talk all things US-Asian. Photos from the event are and having been for some time in the gallery so if you have missed them before go and look now.

GALLERY LINKs:
– Public Events > 2017 >
Represent. us. now ( run ) Event (29/07)

July 13, 2017  abby Comments are off (RUN), Gallery

On June 24th (Represent. Us. Now) RUN had a new event in LA with special guest congressman Ted Lieu and Chloe was in attendance to discussed various problems and issues related to US-Asian at the event. Photos from the meeting are now up in the gallery.

GALLERY LINKs:
– Public Events > 2017 > Represent. Us. Now (RUN) Event June 24th

June 13, 2017  abby Comments are off (RUN), Gallery


Chloe, Cate Park and Brad Janknins have come together to make a new organisation (RUN) for the Asian American and to give them all a voice. You can view the site ‘HERE! and find out more on this subject

REPRESENT. US. NOW.
(RUN) gives voice to the fastest growing racial group in the United States:
Asian American Pacific Islanders.
(RUN) is a home for the AAPI community to identify and discuss
the issues that affect our communities.
(RUN) will harness & organize the political and cultural power of AAPIs
into a voice that represents us. Now is our time.

GALLERY LINKs:
– Public Events > 2017 > Represent. Us. Now (RUN) Event






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