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MoCoPAAN’s Vision

Raise the visibility of Asian Americans, to collectivize
and lift up progressive voice
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MoCoPAAN envisions a county, where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), their diversity, challenges, and needs, are better understood and addressed.

As active stakeholders in advancing equity and social justice, MoCoPAAN will create robustly, and inclusive communities within Montgomery County.

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Quick Facts: Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
in Montgomery County's

Montgomery County's

Total AAPI Population

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154,243 

Montgomery County's

Total AAPI Population's Ethnic Origins

Demographics

Asian Americans make up 14.8% of Montgomery County's total population

50% of Maryland's total Asian American population reside in Montgomery County

​Asian Americans make up 15% (11,000) of Montgomery County's undocumented population (73,000)

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Highest anxiety about the health impacts of the pandemic.

Critical of federal government's response to the pandemic.

More Left-leaning on the economy.

Net favorable attitudes toward the Democratic Party

38% are Independents (the highest % of any race)

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Civic Participation

Currently, no AAPIs are serving on County Council or Board of Education (2  served on the school board in the past).

There are 4 AAPI State representatives that are from Montgomery Country.

RESOURCES

Montgomery County Resources

Serving as a bridge between the County government and communities, the office has staff - including an Asian American liaison - who speak different languages and work to ensure that policies are inclusive of emerging and underrepresented communities. 

Online Resources

AAPI Data and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) provides a tool to identify the most populous Asian American ethnic group in selected census tracts across the U.S., including Montgomery County. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Join MoCoPAAN

We are a multigenerational organization with members representing Asian Americans of diverse ethnic backgrounds and first and second-generation immigrants. Many MoCoPAAN members are long-time Montgomery County residents and leaders in the community. If you are interested in hearing more about MoCoPAAN, please provide your information here to get contacted:

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MoCoPAAN involves active community leaders and members who are invited to the network.

On a case-by-case basis, they will individually opt to join in any strategic communication with other Asian Americans to demonstrate a public position on a timely and relevant issue pertaining to people of color, immigrants, and underrepresented communities.

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