What We Are Fighting For
Impact is working to build a more fair, more just world — one in which all Americans have the opportunities we need to thrive. We believe the United States government must act quickly to root out persistent structural injustices in our communities. Our approach isn’t exclusionary or prescriptive; we believe in developing policy ideas in partnership with other communities of color, and with community leaders most impacted by the problems we face.
Learn more about Impact’s core issues here, and our work to address them.
What We're Fighting For
Between 2016 and 2020, Indian Americans specifically and Asian American voters as a whole accounted for the biggest jump in voter turnout of any ethnic or racial group in the country. This didn’t happen by …
Pathways To Citizenship
Around the world, America is known for a simple promise: no matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. Impact works to help our nation live up to that promise …
Racial Equity & Inclusion
Like other communities of color, South Asian Americans have been subjected to violence, discrimination, and hate. Anti-Asian bigotry in particular, while often overlooked, dates back more than 150 years. Our community has refused to let …
Healthcare Equity & Access
Every American should be able to see a doctor when they get sick. But for too long, South Asian communities in the U.S. have suffered from persistent inequities that make it hard to access care …
1.2 millionSouth Asians waiting in a discriminatory green card backlog.
630,000undocumented South Asian Americans who have no pathway to citizenship.
145%increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans last year.
1 in 2Indian Americans have been discriminated against in the past year.
4x:South Asian Americans are four times as likely to have heart disease as the average American.
0.3%:Percentage of COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide distributed in low-income nations.
18%higher exposure to deadly fine-particulate air pollution in the South Asian American community.
21%of all global carbon emissions come from just the U.S. and India.