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Asian Americans and Blacks Protest in Support of Dreamers and TPS

posted by Randall

AAPI Immigrant Organizing Table Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined together at a news conference as part of a day of action for Dreamers and TPS

 

About 150 Asian Americans and Blacks marched in solidarity on Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand passage of protection on … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Will Arizona be the Next State to Be Represented by an Asian American Leader in Congress?

Will Arizona be the Next State to Be Represented by an Asian American Leader in Congress?

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Indian American journalist, businesswoman, and entrepreneur Anita Malik is running in 2018 to represent the 6th District of Arizona in Congress. Diya TV USA reports that the first-time candidate is hoping to take the seat of third term incumbent David Schweikert.

Given her experience as COO of a content marketing company, ClearVoice, it is no … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal Speaks Up Against Gun Violence

Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal Speaks Up Against Gun Violence

posted by Tanvi Wattal

First term Congressional Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) is calling for more stringent gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

She is one of several Asian American leaders who have used the shooting to reiterate the importance of stringent gun laws.

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rep Hanabusa Reportedly Considering Run for Governor

Rep Hanabusa Reportedly Considering Run for Governor

posted by Randall

Rep Colleen HanabusaRep Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) is reportedly considering a run for governor of Hawaii.
 
If she does, she will go up against fellow Asian American, Governor David Ige.
 
Ige in his first term, has an approval rating of just 48 percent and a disapproval rating of 42 percent.
 
David Ige
Civil Beat reports speculation of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Congress could have its first Korean American in two decades

Congress could have its first Korean American in two decades

posted by Cathy Sun

Robert Lee AhnFormer city commissioner Robert Lee Ahn will be the first Korean American in Congress in 20 years if he wins a June runoff election in Los Angeles.

According to NBC, Ahn will face off against state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez for an open U.S. House seat in the 34th Congressional District in California. Both candidates … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris Leads Support of Obamacare at Los Angeles Rally

Sen. Kamala Harris Leads Support of Obamacare at Los Angeles Rally

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisHundreds gathered in Exposition Park in Los Angeles to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The rally was one of several across the country held Sunday.

The Senate and House  have begun clearing the way for the repeal of many major provisions of … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

Asian Americans

Congressional Sit In for Gun Control Ends

posted by Randall


By Ed Diokno

 

The sit in in the chambers of the House of Representatives just ended minutes ago. (June 23).

Hundreds … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on South China Morning Post: Chinese American 20-Something Vies to be Youngest Woman Ever to Serve in Congress

South China Morning Post: Chinese American 20-Something Vies to be Youngest Woman Ever to Serve in Congress

posted by Randall

Lindy Li

24-year-old Lindy Li isn’t letting her youth stop her from achieving her goals.

Li has declared her candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania, and if elected, would be the youngest woman ever to serve in all of Congress.

The soon to be 25-year old would be 26 by next year’s election, one year older than the … Read more

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