By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer
(Editor’s Note: AsAmNews concludes its countdown of the top five stories of 2017 with number one-the turmoil following the resignation of almost the entire White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the uncertain future of the … Read more
Hawaii State Rep. Beth Fukumoto is considering a switch from the Republican Party after she was removed from her position as Hawaii’s House minority leader earlier this week.
Fukumoto told NBC News that she no longer felt she was able to defend the Republican Party and its actions. Fukumoto claims she has … Read more
By Ed Diokno
And so begins the first of many anticipated battles.
Meeting in Washington D.C. Friday, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., … Read more
By Ed Diokno
By Sid Sharma
I was surprised (to put it mildly) when I found out that there was an Indian American PAC dedicated to the electoral victory of Donald Trump. The shock comes from looking at a well-known statistical picture: most Indian Americans vote Democrat and have done so overwhelmingly … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Fresh off her rebuttal to President Obama’s final State of the Union, the Indian American South Carolina governor responded to a reporter asking what prompted her critical statements about some Republican’s positions on immigrants. Haley clarified… Read more
Republicans have made a concerted effort to run minority candidates as a sign all our welcomed in the Grand Old Party. Pictures of a sea of white delegates at the … Read more
There’s been a lot of talk this year about Republicans expanding their tent and reaching out to Asian Americans and other minorities.
Mother Jones reports the Asian Republican Coalition formed to boost that effort has endorsed just 5 candidates–four are white and one is Asian American, Republican candidate for governor in Rhode Island, Allan Fung … Read more
SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad in a bit of gender bending portrayed Louisiana Governor and likely presidential candidate Bobby Jindal in a sketch about the new Republican party, reports NOLA.
The actress was born in Iran and immigrated with her … Read more
An analysis by Think Progress shows Republicans are facing a monumental task to win back the Asian American vote.
Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama in 2012 by 73 percent to 26 percent, a trend that has been growing since the 1996 presidential race.