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Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

Blogs

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Asian Americans

Mee Moua Resigns as Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice

posted by Randall

Mee MouaCivil rights advocate Mee Moua is leaving her position as executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization announced.

Moua served in that role for five years.

Her departure, while not publicly known, was apparently not a complete surprise to the organization which said it expects to make an announcement about Moua’s replacement this … Read more

Chinese American

Hate Crimes Website Made in Response to Increase in Hate Attacks on Asian Americans

posted by Cathy Sun

hate crimesIn response to the uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Karin Wang, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), announced the launch of the website Standagainsthatred.org to document and track crimes.

“Our goal is not just to have a place where we can share stories, but also … give people advice about … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women to Join Women’s March on Washington

posted by Louis Chan

Women's March on Washington
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Hundreds of thousands of people are descending on the nation’s capital to take part in the historic Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

The protest is a warning that they will not stand for what they consider to be the racist, sexist, misogynist, bigoted and bullying tactics and policies … Read more

Asian Americans

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Asian Americans

President Obama’s Action Putting up Roadblock to Muslim Registry Applauded by Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan
Incarceration camp notice

Talk of a Muslim Registry has brought back painful memories of incarceration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans  are praising a move by President Obama that would make it more difficult for President-elect Trump to set up a Muslim registry.
 
“We stand ready to … Read more

Asian Americans

Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

posted by Randall

Vote

By Ed Diokno

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections. With so much at stake, 245 AAPI candidates running for office and driven by the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory, the effort to push AAPI voters to register and to the polls has been … Read more

Asian Americans

AAPIs Having an Impact on Early Voting

posted by Randall

Voting Asian Americans appear to be showing up for early voting that is allowed in 37 states 

By Ed Diokno
You can’t say AAPI celebrities haven’t done what they can to get Asian American Pacific Islander voters to register. They have taken part in numerous Public Service Announcements stating why it is important to have a … Read more

Asian Americans

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

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