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Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on More Fallout from Trump Surrogate’s Push for Muslim Registry

More Fallout from Trump Surrogate’s Push for Muslim Registry

posted by Randall
Civil Liberties Act of 1988

Ronald Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that apologized for the internment of Japanese citizens and permanent residents during World War II.

By Ed Diokno

I thought we all agreed that the internment camps that placed thousands of Japanese Americans behind barbed wire was a mistake and illegal.

I distinctly remember President Ronald … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

16 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on 11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

posted by Randall

Ted Lieu & FamilyEleven Asian Americans will serve in the next Congress beginning in 2015, the same as this year’s record number.

The new names  are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Incumbents in Congress Retain Seats

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy DuckworthAll the Asian Americans incumbents expected to win re-election in congressional and governor’s races have so far met expectations.

Rep Bobby Scott of Virginia who ran unopposed won tonight with 94.4% of the vote.

Rep Tammy Duckworth (pictured) won re-election over Republican Lawrence Kaifesh in Illinois 8th Congressional District, according to the Huffington Post.  … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Could Serve in Congress

Record Number of Asian American Could Serve in Congress

posted by Randall

Ami BeraAn analysis by AsAmNews finds a record number of Asian Americans could be serving in Congress next year (pictured Rep Ami Bera).

Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more

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