Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.

30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more


President Obama to Speak to Asian American Political Leaders

posted by Louis Chan
Barack_Obama_signs bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American veterans

Rep Mike Honda applauds after President Obama signs bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regiment

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As little as a decade ago, this would have been almost unthinkable.

A sitting president of the United States has agreed to keynote a gathering of Asian American political … Read more

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AAPI Candidates Spread their Wings and Influence Across the United States

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Pacific Islander Candidates
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From the Pacific Islands to Virginia, Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates dot the political landscape in the United States.

Research from the Asian and Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies found that 123 AAPI candidates are running for state or federal office in 2016. That total does not … Read more

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CUNY TV: Asian Americans are breaking the political glass ceiling

posted by Randall

 Ron KimBy Ernabel Demillo

New York Assemblyman Ron Kim , who represents District 40 in New York City, has one of the busiest offices for an elected official.

“We get anywhere from 50 to 150 constituents every single day, on average,” he said in a recent interview. “Last year we had 11,000, it’s up to 14,000 … Read more

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Politico: Biden Pays Tribute to Daniel Inouye, Optimistic About Immigration Reform

posted by Randall


Joe BidenVice President Joe Biden expressed optimism Wednesday night that Congress would pass immigration reform this session, reports Politico.

He spoke before a supportive crowd at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.

“My optimism isn’t based on any false notion. It’s based on my absolute firm belief the American heart has changed … Read more

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Washington Post: Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Meet with President Obama

posted by Randall

Floyd MoriAsian American Pacific Islander leaders met with President Obama at the White House this afternoon and described the meeting as “really productive.” reports the Washington Post.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies president Floyd Mori (pictured here) and Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together and the chair of the National … Read more

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Stories of Asian American Legacies are Meant to be Told

posted by Randall

By Rizalyn Vargas, APA Legacy

APA Legacy ProjectHistory brings us a series of events-often troublesome but sometimes triumphant. Whichever way it navigates, its stories are left behind from one generation of storytellers to another-ideally, anyway. I remember scanning my high school history textbook only to find a western ethnocentric presence. I kept seeking the tiniest mention of … Read more


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