North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian Americans and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation.

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Press Releases and Statements

An unnecessary request for signature matching could throw out thousands of legitimate ballots from voters of color in future NC elections

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) opposes the scrutinization of signatures for absentee ballot request forms and envelopes. An alarming study by Asian Americans Advancing Justice found that Asian Americans in California faced higher than average vote-by-mail ballot rejection rates in 2016. Over half of those rejections were due to mismatched signatures. We urge North Carolinians to submit public comments before July 5, 2022, advocating against this discriminatory and unnecessary practice. https://www.ncaatogether.org/OpposeSignatureMatching

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North Carolina Asian Americans Together opposes Jim Crow-esque anti-voting Senate Bills

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is disappointed and frustrated that those of us and our allies speaking out in opposition of Jim Crow-esque anti-voting legislation were not given ample time to give our public statements during the Senate Redistricting Committee meeting Wednesday morning. NCAAT was not able to give our comments opposing Senate Bills 326, 724, and 725. The procedure in handling public comments during this meeting is reflective of the impact of these voter suppression bills in silencing communities of color. Please read our full statement here.

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Statement on anti-Asian hate

With heavy hearts, we recognize the violence facing Asian American communities, including the most recent incident in Atlanta yesterday. What happened yesterday has really struck an emotional chord with all of us here at NCAAT, and as a community, we witness and share in the collective grief and mourning during this time.  Last night, eight…

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Changes to “Public Charge” regulation targets immigrants of color, favors money over family

Trump policy to be officially published tomorrow will force immigrants to choose between basic needs and being with their families. RALEIGH, NC, Aug 13, 2019 — North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) strongly opposes the Trump administration’s changes to the “Public Charge” rule, which was unofficially released yesterday. This policy unfairly targets immigrants of color…

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NCAAT Statement on SCOTUS decision regarding citizenship question on Census 2020

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is deeply concerned about the possible inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruling today, allowing a lower court to determine if a citizenship question can be included on the census, could have far reaching implications for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities…

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NCAAT urges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately withdraw the proposed changes to the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility.

This is a public comment submitted to the Department of Homeland Security on December 10, 2018. View as PDF here. We are writing to submit the following comments on behalf of North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) on the proposed changes to the public charge regulation published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018.…

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NCAAT and Partner Organizations Respond to Trump’s Threat to End Birthright Citizenship

North Carolina has one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in the nation. The current administration’s threat to end birthright citizenship fans animosity toward Latinx, Asian American and other immigrant communities here and nationwide, and it risks the safety and security of our families, neighbors and friends. As a coalition of Latinx and AAPI (Asian…

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