America's Opportunity Fund’s mission is to support federal and statewide candidates and elected officials who represent the interests of communities of color, and who inspire participation in government for the benefit of all Americans.
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#TBT to AOF's Honorary Co-Chair Norm Mineta's 2011 Birthday Fundraiser!
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to grow the ranks and deepen the bench of AAPI political experts and operatives, AOF’s AAPI Pipeline Project. “Another diversity project?” you say. Yes, a much needed one that focuses on making sure AAPIs have accessible career paths in politics and that the AAPI community’s challenges are addressed in politics and policymaking. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel—we just want to strengthen it so campaigns and policymakers are inclusive of AAPI communities.
The 2016 election cycle has proven thus far that the Republican candidates for President are not wholly aware of the constituencies who comprise the electorate. Recent comments from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's reference to "anchor babies" as related to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) constituency indicates his lack of understanding and sensitivity. Proving also that with more AAPI leaders in elected office, we can have a diverse discussion of our immigration policies.