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

Posted On: May 15, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP
Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community.
But AAPI individuals make up more than 6% of the population.
The statistic was included in a report by the Reflective Democracy Campaign, which investigates diversity in elected leadership.
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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...

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