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
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
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
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
A documentary on the first Asian American to be ever elected to Congress is about $10,000 short of completing production.
Even many Asian Americans may not know the story of Dalip Singh Saund, which makes this film even more important.
Dalip Singh Saund, His Life, His Legacy is part of the APA Legacy series and … Read more
Vice 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
Asian 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
By Rizalyn Vargas, APA Legacy
History 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