Who is 18MillionRising?

18MillionRising.org (18MR.org) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.

Using technology and popular culture, we develop new ways for Asian Americans and our allies to collaborate, create new ways of being, and transform the world around us. We utilize digital-first advocacy tactics to elevate the voices of and mobilize our over 120,000 members to take action on issues that matter to them. We create meeting places online where young Asian Americans can deliberate together about what it means to be Asian American in the 21st century.

Find out more about us and our work here.

Our Wins

We launched just before the 2012 Presidential election with a mission to register and turn out young Asian American and Pacific Islander voters across the country. Since then, we’ve engaged AAPIs in a wide range of civic engagement activities, getting out and protecting our right to vote.