Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have struggled to achieve national visibility as a political population for many decades.
The 2020 election cycle has already seen a continuation of the momentous growth of AAPI political power.
Previously, the only Asian American candidates for president were both Republicans, Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong in 1964 and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in 2016.
The presence of these AAPI candidates has energized the AAPI grassroots, donors and other influencers.
Asian American and Pacific Islander voters can make a difference, and they certainly will in the near future.