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Biden lost to Trump by just 1.3% of the votes in 2020. There’s been an influx of 140,000 new residents in the high-tech corridor (Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Durham) which accounts for 70% of the state’s voters. This area leans Democratic.  

AANHPIs are concentrated in Wake, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Durham, and Orange counties, which comprise 42% of the state’s total eligible AANHPI vote. In 2020, AANHPI voters had nearly the highest turnout of any racial group at a rate of 72%. There are 235,900 APA eligible voters in North Carolina.

North Carolina Asian Americans Coming Together (NCAAT) operates out of the North Carolina Triangle region with statewide outreach and a planned expansion in Charlotte. NCAAT has 19 full-time staff who split their time between the c3 and c4 work. They plan to expand their team to a full staff of 23 people and build a 113-person canvass team for the fall election.  

NCAAT is led by Chavi Koneru, a lawyer and policy advocate, who worked on voting rights in Washington, D.C. She co-founded NCAAT in 2016 and developed it into a trusted messenger and proven power builder for the North Carolina AANHPI community.