Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

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

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Cancer Sidelines Political Career of Rep Mark Takai

posted by Louis Chan

Rep Mark TakeiBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Statements of support are pouring in following the recent announcement by first term Hawaii Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) that he will not seek re-election because his cancer is spreading.

Takai beat a crowded field of candidates to win his first term in 2014. He announced his decision on Thursday. … Read more

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AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Three Asian Americans Represent Hawaii in Congress #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy‬

posted by Randall

Rep Mark TakeiRep Tulsi GabbardSenator Mazie HironoIn 1900, Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox is elected to serve as the first Delegate representing the Territory of Hawaii in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Today Hawaii is represented by three Asian Americans in Congress.

They are Rep Mark Takai (D-HI), Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)


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Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Remain Connected to Bloody Sunday

posted by Randall

Rep Mark Takano at 50th anniversary march on Selma

By Rep Mark Takano

(D-41st District of California)

As an openly gay Asian American, I absolutely consider myself as someone who benefited from the bravery of the men and women who were beaten on Bloody Sunday 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama. The men and women who marched that day exemplified courage, and I am … Read more

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Ige, Takei & Gabbard Leading in Hawaii

posted by Randall

David IgeDespite the defeat of many Democrats nationally, the party is doing well in Hawaii.

Democratic State Senator David Ige has been declared the winner in Hawaii’s governor’s race over former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona 52 to 35 percent, reports the Star Advertiser.

In the Congressional race, Democrat Mark Takai leads Republican Charles Djou … Read more

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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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