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Asian Americans

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sizable Percentage of First-time Asian American Voters in 2016 Election

Sizable Percentage of First-time Asian American Voters in 2016 Election

posted by Louis Chan

AALDEF 2016 Vote

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An election day survey of nearly 14,000 Asian American voters from 55 cities and 14 states has found 30 percent of those polled were first-time voters.

That’s a three percent increase from a similar poll in 2012 also conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund .… Read more

Blogs

Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest, NAPAWF

Courtesy of NAPAWF
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum participate in the Women’s March on New York City. They have a series of forums planned in the coming months.

 

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Since Donald Trump’S inauguration as the 45th President of the U.S.last Jan. 21, the people have risen … Read more

South Asian American

Nov 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

posted by Louis Chan
Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

One of the swing states that surprisingly swung for Donald Trump in the Presidential election was Michigan where 16 electoral college votes were at stake.

It was also a state where Muslim American voters faced discrimination when trying to … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Groups Open Election Hotline, Organize Poll Monitors to Protect Voting Rights

AAPI Groups Open Election Hotline, Organize Poll Monitors to Protect Voting Rights

posted by Louis Chan

Vote T-shirt
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote have opened a national election hotline that will be available through election day, November 8.

The hotline is available to answer your questions about voting, how to find a polling place, or to learn about any ID requirements.

“As … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Exit Poll Finds New York Chinatown Voters Backed Clinton and Trump

Exit Poll Finds New York Chinatown Voters Backed Clinton and Trump

posted by Randall

VotingAn exit poll of 513 voters in New York Chinatown has found just as with the rest of the state, Chinatown voters overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the race for president.

The poll conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund also revealed the big issue among Chinatown voters was … Read more

Campus

Nov 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Over 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Affirmative Action

Over 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

US Supreme Court

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), have filed three separate amicus briefs urging the nation’s highest court to uphold University of Texas at Austin’s (UT-Austin) affirmative action policy.

Together, the briefs represent over 160 organizations in support … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

AALDEF: New Miss America Highlights Conflict between Embracing Diversity & Opposing Sexism. @EmilAmok

posted by Randall

Nina DavuluriEmil Guillermo in his blog for the Asian American Legal Defence and Education Fund confronts the opposing values many of us face. How do you balance your desire for diversity with your equal desire to respect women.

Writes Guillermo:

We had an unprecedented showing for Asian Americans. But honestly, beauty pageantry is still institutional sexism

Read more

Blogs

How the Asian American Community Relates to the Trayvon Martin Case. @EmilAmok @AAJC_ALC

posted by Randall

Vincent ChinThe not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial is drawing comparisons to the case of Vincent Chin.

The Chinese American was beaten to death with a baseball bat in 1982 because he was mistaken for Japanese American.  It happened in Detroit during a period of massive layoffs in the auto industry when many were … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 22, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Nearly 60% of Asian Americans in Texas Support Obama and Immigration Reform, Study Shows

Nearly 60% of Asian Americans in Texas Support Obama and Immigration Reform, Study Shows

posted by Gracie Zheng

Ballot57% of Asian Americans polled in Texas voted for Obama during the presidential election last November, according to a recent survey by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

The findings are based on an exit poll of 613 Asian American voters in Texas, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.… Read more

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