By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent.
President Obama has signed a bill into law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to … Read more
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) November 30, 2016
Awesome and overdue news https://t.co/xg3VcjGjsM
— AsAmNews (@AsAmNews) November 30, 2016
By Ed Diokno
In the late afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 30, the House passed … 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
A man who used to live in Hawaii has been arrested in Tennessee and charged with threatening the lives of Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), reports KHON.
Keahiokahonua Stewart, 36, was arrested at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee near Nashville.
He’s accused of sending threatening … Read more
By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary
My third day at the DNC began with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, where elected officials kept driving home the theme, “Now is our time”. … Read more
The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.
As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more
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)
Duckworth could potentially be one of at least three Asian Americans in the Senate.
She would join Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and possibly Kamala Harris who is currently the front runner in … Read more
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
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