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Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Shaping the Political Landscape

National Park Service

Stories of shaping the political landscape include tribal, local, state, and federal political and governmental institutions that create public policy and those groups that seek to shape both policies and institutions. Places associated with political leaders, theorists, organizations, movements, campaigns, and grassroots political activities all illustrate aspects of the political environment.

While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders historically were discriminated against, they still participated in shaping the political landscape of the country. They formed community organizations, advocated for new legislation, and challenged discriminatory laws and policies. They gathered in their homes, in rented offices spaces, and in public libraries to meet, discuss, and enact change.

Click here to discover those that made a change.


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