Only 47 Asian American and Pacific Islander women are among the 7,383 state legislators across the country, and only 10 are among the 535 members of Congress.
But this year, a record number of AAPI women Democrats are running for Congress.
Progressive Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women can be a key factor in turning out voters in battleground states like Georgia and Michigan, and building a more inclusive Democratic party—if only we change the narrative.
Like Black women, Asian American and Pacific Islander women, Latinas and Muslim women face a specific kind of misogyny that others them and seeks to make them seem less American than their white counterparts. The intersection of race, religion and perceived…