Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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Indian Americans in Congress United Against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

posted by Louis Chan

Muslim ban protest at SFO 2017

Protest at San Francisco International Airport against the temporary ban on immigration from 7 Muslim countries. Photo by Kenneth Lu

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Elected Indian American leaders in Congress are unanimous in their opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigration for 90 days from seven mostly Muslim countries.
 … Read more

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Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more


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

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Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

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

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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.

15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

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Pramila Jayapal Poised to become First Indian American Woman Elected to Congress

posted by Randall

Pramila JayapalPramila Jayapal has won the District 7 Congressional primary in Washington state and could be the first Indian American woman ever elected to Congress.
She won with 39 percent of the vote. Brady Walinshaw narrowly is ahead in second place with 21.29% and Joe McDermott is right behind him with 20.87%. Write-in ballots which … Read more

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IBN & Patch: #AAPI Champions for Change to Be Honored by President Obama

posted by Randall

Minh DangThe White House is preparing to honor 15 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders women who have been singled out as Champions for Change.

The announcement is meant to coincide with Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month which officially begins today.

Among those being honored is Minh Dang (pictured here),executive director of Don’t Sell Bodies, … Read more


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