Asian American Organizing Project

Grantee Year: 
2016
City: 
Saint Paul
State: 
Minnesota

The Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) strives to lead, sustain and cultivate grassroots organizing in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Minnesota.  They focus on young Asian American leadership development through community cultural organizing to address issues affecting AAPI families and neighborhoods.  AAOP staff and volunteers have been instrumental in APIs4BlackLives, a coalition of AAPI organizations that are standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.  AAOP has also engaged in a civic engagement campaign to mobilize thousands of young Asian Americans to the polls, and they have advocated for voting rights for exonerated community members and limited English proficiency voters.