• Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Asian American lawmakers make up less than 1% of elected leaders in the US, despite the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders accounting for more than 6% of the nation's population as of mid-2020.
    The statistic was included in a report by the Reflective Democracy Campaign, which investigates diversity and demographic representation in elected leadership. The report was included in an article by Politico on Tuesday.
    There are two US senators who are part of the AAPI community - Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. At least 16 US...
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