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One APIA Nevada understands the hardships and difficulties of this unprecedented time, especially in our community. We are committed to supporting members of our community, especially the most vulnerable.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 1,900 hateful incidents towards Asian Americans have occurred in 46 states. At least 1 out of 3 Americans report witnessing individuals blame the Asian American community for the pandemic and reports of assault against Asians have been on the rise.
In Nevada, 9 percent of Asian Americans lack health insurance. There are various factors as to why the APIA community cannot gain access to healthcare but among some of the strongest determinants are language barriers, lack of cultural competency and immigration-based barriers.
We will work towards breaking these barriers and helping to secure access to every APIA ethnicity group in Nevada. We understand that some individuals qualify for health insurance but are unable to get access due to language and cultural disparities.
Around 9 percent of Asian Americans in Nevada live in poverty and this undeniably affects families with students. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, many students are required to have reliable internet access and technology. But low-income students are at risk of falling behind because of the digital divide.
In addition, 69 percent of Asian Americans in Nevada speak a language other than English at home and of those, more than 40 percent say they speak English proficiently. We believe in the significance of English language services at the public educational level and we believe in equal opportunity of academic access.
ACCESS TO DEMOCRACY
The Asian Pacific Islander American group is the fastest growing group in the nation and in Nevada. Yet, our group is often unaccounted for in surveys, polls and studies. Our community has also had historically low voter turnout, which explains why politicians and political organizations have failed to reach out to us in the past elections.
Our goal is to increase representation for our community and get individuals to participate in the values that matter to them. We no longer want to be left out in statistics and we want to have an astounding presence in society.
Over 65 percent of eligible Asian American voters in 2018 were immigrants. Our community is undoubtedly made up of some of the brightest and dedicated individuals trying to achieve the American dream. But we also understand that the immigration process can be difficult with lack of access to in-language resources and strict immigration procedures.
We are committed to expanding in-language sources for our immigrant community and assisting them in any way possible to ease the process of immigration.