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Bad Ass Asians

Jan 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Last Day for Longtime Asian American in Congress

Last Day for Longtime Asian American in Congress

posted by Randall

Mike Honda

Photo by Fast 4 Families

After 16 years in the House of Representatives, civil rights advocate Mike Honda’s last official day in Congress is today.

The Democrat has represented the Silicon Valley in California since 2000, but lost by 52,000 votes 61 to 39 percent to Ro Khanna. Honda was hurt by the yet to … Read more

Blogs

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 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

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

Asian Americans

Oct 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Jesse Watters Expresses “Regret” over Chinatown Segment on O’Reilly Factor

Jesse Watters Expresses “Regret” over Chinatown Segment on O’Reilly Factor

posted by Louis Chan

Jesse WattersBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The Asian American community appears united against the stereotype-filled segment with Chinatown residents on Fox News featuring Bill O’Reilly’s sidekick, Jesse Watters.
 
An expression of regret by Watters has not alleviated the hurt or anger.
 
Organizations ranging from the Asian American Journalists Association to APIAVote to … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Legislators, Community Reacts to Trump’s Proposed Ban on Immigration from the Philippines

Legislators, Community Reacts to Trump’s Proposed Ban on Immigration from the Philippines

posted by Randall
Donald Trump in Reno

By Darron Birgenheier from Reno, NV, USA (Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada) via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump’s proposed ban on immigration from the Philippines continues to reverberate through the Asian American community drawing sharp reactions from members of Congress and the Filipino American community.

Several members of Congress issued the following statements:
Congressman Mike Honda Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: Message to Bernie Sanders Supporters

Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: Message to Bernie Sanders Supporters

posted by Randall

AAPI Media Center at DNCBy Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary

 
As a volunteer I knew we would hit the ground running the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), but I was not entirely prepared for exactly how fast. We started work at 9 am and after a short meeting we headed straight downstairs to the … Read more

Asian Americans

Congressional Sit In for Gun Control Ends

posted by Randall


By Ed Diokno

 

The sit in in the chambers of the House of Representatives just ended minutes ago. (June 23).

Hundreds … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

posted by Randall

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
New rules prompted by false accusations of espionage made against Chinese American scientists are being praised by members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

The rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more

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