AACS is a member of the AAPI Civic Engagement Network of Ohio (ACE Network), led by our sister agency, Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.). The project focuses on nonpartisan voter registration and voter engagement of primarily Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the state of Ohio. For more information on our partners and the project's efforts, check out this information page on ASIA, Inc.'s website.
Voter registration is a particularly important issue for Asian-Americans who are registered at a lower rate than other racial groups. In addition, language access can be a challenge for many Asian-American voters in Ohio, with 77% speaking a language other than English at home and of that population, more than 31% speaking English less than "very well."
During the 2016 election cycle, AACS is planning on conducting phone-banking to provide nonpartisan voter education, voter registration events, assistance with absentee ballots, youth civic engagement events, and election day assistance.