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10 out of 11 New Council Members Represent Growing Asian Populations

New York City: As New York City welcomes 11 new and 40 returning members of our City Council for the new legislative year, the Asian American Federation is releasing a briefing paper that details the Asian population, ethnic breakdowns and the major Asian languages spoken in each of the 51 Council Districts. This briefing paper is an update of the one released last August.

The key findings of the briefing paper highlight the significant opportunities and challenges of increasing civic engagement in the Asian communities of New York City:

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The Asian American Federation works to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development. Established in 1989, AAF supports over 40 Asian American community service agencies, which work to meet the critical needs of the fastest-growing population in New York City. For more information, please visit