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Former Republican Quits Party Over Roy Moore and Donald Trump

posted by Randall
Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella

A man who was once a rising star in the Republican party has left the GOP to become a Democrat.

As Kurt Bardella put it in an opinion piece for USA Today, the Republicans “would rather elect a sexual predator who preys on underage teenagers at the local mall, than a crime-fighting … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

New Leader Named for White House Initiative on AAPIs

posted by Randall
Holly Ham

Holly Ham

Views from the Edge

After months of wondering if the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders would continue to exist in the Donald Trump administration, a new executive director has been named.

The advisory commission is assured to continue within the U.S. Department of Education after the announcement naming Holly … Read more

Filipino American

Nov 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Two Asian Americans Go Head to Head in Virginia State Race

Two Asian Americans Go Head to Head in Virginia State Race

posted by Randall

Ron Villanueva is defending his Virginia House Seat against Kelly Convirs-Fowler.

Ron Villanueva is defending his Virginia House Seat against Kelly Convirs-Fowler.


 
As Asian American rise in political prominence, we will see this more and more. Asian Americans will be competing against Asian Americans for political office. Perhaps what’s surprising, it’s happening in a state where Asian Americans make up just 6.6 percent of … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Racist Postcards Aimed at Asian American Candidates Mailed in School Board Race

Racist Postcards Aimed at Asian American Candidates Mailed in School Board Race

posted by Randall

Edison School Board racist flyer
 
A racist mailer which declares that “Chinese and Indians are taking over our town” has been received by voters in Edison, New Jersey, reports the New York Daily News.
 
The postcards target incumbent school board member Jerry Shi and candidate Falungi Patel.
 
The mailing calls for the deportation of both candidates … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ameya Pawer May Have Dropped Out of the Governor’s Race, But He Has Big Plans for Illinois

Ameya Pawer May Have Dropped Out of the Governor’s Race, But He Has Big Plans for Illinois

posted by Tanvi Wattal

From Ameya Pawar gubernatorial campaign, 2018 via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

A Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois, Ameya Pawar, has recently dropped out of the race due to a lack of funding. Pawar’s primary concern in this election was to discuss progressive issues that have been pushed to the side, specifically institutional racism.

Although … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Korean Adoptees Push for Right to Citizenship

Korean Adoptees Push for Right to Citizenship

posted by Olivia Wolf

Adoptee Rights Campaign

By Olivia Wang
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Adoptees are making a big push in the nation’s capitol this week to win a path to citizenship .

The bill, which failed to pass last year after President Donald Trump assumed office, would allow international adoptees who were born before February 28, 1983 to become U.S. citizens.

“We Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal Speaks Up Against Gun Violence

Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal Speaks Up Against Gun Violence

posted by Tanvi Wattal

First term Congressional Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) is calling for more stringent gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

She is one of several Asian American leaders who have used the shooting to reiterate the importance of stringent gun laws.

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that … Read more

Campus

How Life Changed After Charlottesville for One Chinese American

posted by Randall
Raymond Ho

Raymond Ho says recent racist encounters and a falling out with a close friend after Charlottesville have shaken his trust in those around him.

By Peter Schurmann
New America Media

In 2012, Raymond Ho was just entering college, his mind abuzz with new ideas and the prospect of new experiences. During his first week he … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Will Nikki Haley Be The Next Asian American in Top Cabinet Post?

Will Nikki Haley Be The Next Asian American in Top Cabinet Post?

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Nikki HaleyNumerous speculation has surfaced about the resignation of current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The lack of coordination between the president and Tillerson has been evident for some time. His comment “The president thinks for himself” ,when asked about Trump’s response to the Charlottesville incident, has added fuel to the belief of a rift between … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hawaiian Politician Beth Fukumoto Responds to Racist Hate Mail

Hawaiian Politician Beth Fukumoto Responds to Racist Hate Mail

posted by Olivia Wolf

Beth FukumotoHawaii House of Representatives member Beth Fukumoto responded to a racist letter that was sent to her by a Trump supporter earlier this month, reports Big Island Now.

According to NextShark, the sender mocked Fukumoto’s Japanese heritage, writing, “Your poor grandparents got put into a camp in the USA? Boo hoo hoo–you Japs … Read more

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