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
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
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.
15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.
Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more
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
California Attorney General. Kamala Harris’ bid for the U.S. Senate got a major boost with the endorsement of both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
By Louis Chan & Ed Diokno
AsAmNews National Writers
(This post has been updated with Congressional response)
Asian American leaders joined the rest of the nation in expressing their heartfelt sadness following the horrendous police shootings that left five police officers dead and several
By Ed Diokno
Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, hopes to become the state’s first Indian American U.S. Senator. If she wins, she would also become the state’s first African American U.S. Senator. She’s running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is retiring after … Read more
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia has opened up the possibility that President Obama could nominate an Asian American to succeed him.
It’s not a topic you hear California State Attorney General Kamala Harris talk alot about–race.
As she herself puts it, “I don’t feel compelled to sing long ballads about my experiences with injustice,” she told Michael Finnegan of the Los Angeles Times.
Harris, who is running to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, opposes … Read more