The AAPI Legislative Caucus Saturday honored Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists for their work in bringing attention to anti-Asian hate.
Assemblymember Evan Low, who chairs the AAPI Legislative Caucus, presented journalists at a luncheon in San Jose with commendations for their work.
Low awarded a Certificate of Recognition to AsAmNews for “uplifting Asian American and Pacific Islander visibility and voices in the face of xenophobia and increased anti-Asian violence.”
AsAmNews founder and editor Randall Yip accepted the award from Low. Yip took the time to thank the Caucus for successfully pushing through a budget package of $160 million for AAPI community groups, including $10 million for ethnic media.
Also on hand was Kevin Lee, AsAmNews’ IT specialist who also accepted an award for his work with the Chinese-Vietnamese American-led blog site, Go Inspire Go, which was founded by Toan Lam.
This is the third honor received by AsAmNews this month as part of Asian American Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Heritage Month.
AsAmNews recently incorporated as Asian American Media Inc which has an application pending for non-profit status. Contributions for AsAmNews scholarship and coverage fund can be made here and are greatly appreciated. Anyone who contributes a minimum of $20 will be added to our donor Bad Ass Asian Wall of Fame. Contributors of $40 or more will receive a thank you gift of an AsAmNews-logo cap.
AsAmNews has Asian America in its heart. We’re an all-volunteer effort of dedicated staff and interns. Check out our new Instagram account. Go to our Twitter feed and Facebook page for more content. Please consider interning, joining our staff, or submitting a story, or making a contribution.
I remember when you first launched. You’ve come a long way. Congratulations! Ken
Thank you, Ken Kashiwahara.