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RUN AAPI is a political home for young Asian American and Pacific Islanders who are bold, unapologetic, progressive – and online. Founded by Chloe Bennet and Brad Jenkins, RUN began as a social convening space for up-and-coming Asian influencers shocked by the 2016 Trump presidency. Fast forward to 2022, we have built a cultural hub of young, multi-disciplinary creatives, activists, and storytellers, all collectively organizing to mobilize our communities into their political power. We believe our community is on the precipice of another historic breakthrough: by challenging how we are represented in everyday life, we are claiming a once-in-a-generation opportunity for young AAPIs to strengthen their political and cultural identity. Our mission is to create and amplify innovative digital campaigns, build narrative networks, invest in new leaders, and advance cultural change at scale, while collaborating with state and local organizations to sustain our impact year after year.
About the Organization:
$100,000 - $500,000
- 68% of AAPI youth have not been contacted by a political campaign to get involved.
- 51% of AAPI youth do not strongly feel a sense of community within the AANHPI community.