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Victory by Indian American Gives Democrats Majority in Washington State

posted by Randall
Manka Dhingra

Manka Dhingra

Lost amidst the big Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey Tuesday was another significant win.

Manka Dhingra won a special election for the state senate seat in the 45th district, reports the Huff Post.

Dhingra defeated Korean American Jinyoung Lee Englund 55% – 45%. Her victory gives the Democrats full control … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino American Political Novice Wins Her First Run for Office

posted by Randall

Kelly Fowler
Views from the Edge
 
We knew a Filipino American was going to win  for the right to represent Virginia’s District 21. The question was, would it be the Democratic Filipino American, or the Republican Filipino American.

Democratic challenger Kelly Fowler upset 4-term Delegate Ron Villanueva, 53% to 46%.

The first-time candidate entered the race … Read more

Blogs

A Dreamer’s Story: What DACA Means to One Korean American Woman

posted by Brittney Le

immigration reform protest sign
 
By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

With the Trump Administration’s official rescinding of DACA Tuesday, DACA recipients are left with limited options. I recently spoke to a DACA recipient and Dreamer whose family had immigrated to the United States from Korea when she was only 5 years old. She currently attends a public … Read more

Campus

Aug 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Student Association asked to condemn Barcelona attack

Muslim Student Association asked to condemn Barcelona attack

posted by Gabi Wy
Muslim Student Association

Muslim Student Association via Facebook

The president of the San Diego University College Republicans group said he received backlash and at least one physical threat after calling on the school’s Muslim Student Association to condemn the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
 
In the letter posted on … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sizable Percentage of First-time Asian American Voters in 2016 Election

Sizable Percentage of First-time Asian American Voters in 2016 Election

posted by Louis Chan

AALDEF 2016 Vote

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An election day survey of nearly 14,000 Asian American voters from 55 cities and 14 states has found 30 percent of those polled were first-time voters.

That’s a three percent increase from a similar poll in 2012 also conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund .… Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

Blogs

Feb 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Eyewitness about KKK: “I’m speechless” Trump Trumps Opponents in Nevada

Blog: Eyewitness about KKK: “I’m speechless” Trump Trumps Opponents in Nevada

posted by Randall
KKK Supports Donald Trump

KKK Supports Donald Trump

By Ed Diokno
 

When the dust settled in the Republican Caucus in Nevada, it wasn’t even close. Billionaire Donald Trump won more than double the votes of his nearest rival, Marco Rubio. Just behind Rubio was Sen. Ted Cruz.

 

“We love Nevada. We love Nevada,” said Trump in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Gov. Nikki Haley Needs to Take an Ethnic Studies Class to Understand America’s Racial History

Blog: Gov. Nikki Haley Needs to Take an Ethnic Studies Class to Understand America’s Racial History

posted by Randall
Nikki Haley gives GOP response to the State of the Union

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union.

By Ed Diokno

Fresh off her rebuttal to President Obama’s final State of the Union, the Indian American South Carolina governor responded to a reporter asking  what prompted her critical statements about some Republican’s positions on immigrants. Haley  clarified

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Asian Americans

Nov 2, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Dissecting Why Asian Americans Abandoned the Republican Party, Yet All Is not Hopeless for the GOP

Dissecting Why Asian Americans Abandoned the Republican Party, Yet All Is not Hopeless for the GOP

posted by Randall

Voting

No ethnic group has abandoned the Republican Party faster than Asian Americans, according to The Conversation, yet the Grand Old Party is working hard to turn that around.

Two decades ago 74 percent of the Asian American vote went to the GOP. Since then the Democratic share of the vote has increased from 36 … Read more

Blogs

Dec 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Politico: Party of White Men Slow to Shed Image

Politico: Party of White Men Slow to Shed Image

posted by Randall

Bobby JindalIf the Republican party line is to believed, the GOP took over the Senate in the midterm elections by expanding its base beyond white voters.

Republicans have made a concerted effort to run minority candidates as a sign all our welcomed in the Grand Old Party. Pictures of a sea of white delegates at the … Read more

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