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California takes big step towards becoming a sanctuary state
Sep 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California takes big step towards becoming a sanctuary state

California takes big step towards becoming a sanctuary state

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

THE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY today (Sept. 15) approved SB 54 that would make the state a so-called sanctuary state.

SB 54, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign, aims to restrict collaboration between local law enforcement and federal agents, but it does allow police to communicate with immigration … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Senate President is Asian American

California Senate President is Asian American

posted by Randall
State Senator Kevin de Leon

California Senate President Kevin de Leon is half Asian

California Senate President Kevin de Leon is embracing his Asian American roots.

It’s been widely assumed that de Leon is Hispanic, which he is, but a recently published story in the Sacramento Bee revealed that while both his parents were born in Guatemala, his father is … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest in San Francisco

Protests against Donald Trump continues to be held in numerous California cities including San Francisco

By Ed Diokno

Donald Trump’s presidential victory prompted demonstrations in dozens of U.S. cities, talk of California’s secession from the United States and a stirring of a movement to counter the growing anti-minority and anti-immigrant acts of his supporters from

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Asian Americans

Sep 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Governor Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

California Governor Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

posted by Randall

AB 1726A bill that would require the breaking out of data to better understand the unique health needs of the various Asian American subgroups has been signed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
 
AB 1726 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) would disaggregate data to reveal the rates of major diseases and leading causes of death among … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: California Assemblymember Rob Bonta Cooks Up Citizenship with a Side of Adobo

Blog: California Assemblymember Rob Bonta Cooks Up Citizenship with a Side of Adobo

posted by Randall
 

Rob Bonta Supports FarmworkersBy Assemblymember Rob Bonta
REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF NEW AMERICAN MEDIA

I learned what it means to be a U.S. citizen at the family dinner table.My earliest memories are of the vivid stories my parents told me, stories that shaped the values I hold to this day and that emphasized the importance of citizens playing
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Chinese American

Sep 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Governor Brown Signs Overtime Bills for Farmworkers & Domestic Workers

California Governor Brown Signs Overtime Bills for Farmworkers & Domestic Workers

posted by Louis Chan

Farmworkers ProtestBy Ed Diokno & Louis Chan (AsAmNews National Correspondent)

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1066, the bill that will give equal rights to  farmworkers in terms of overtime pay.   The signing Monday came just a few days after the 51st anniversary of the start of the 1965 Grape Strike (Sept. 9), one of the most … Read more

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

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Bad Ass Asians

Aug 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Legislators Fast for Farmworkers’ Overtime

California Legislators Fast for Farmworkers’ Overtime

posted by Randall

Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta

By Ed Diokno
 
Eight hours a day is a typical workday for most of us. Forty hours a week is the standard for most workweeks. Anything more than that constitutes overtime with pay commensurate with the extra work.

 

But … not for farmworkers!

 

Amazing, right? It’s 2016!

 

Harvesting your … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Inquirer: Filipino American Icon Honored with Own Day

Inquirer: Filipino American Icon Honored with Own Day

posted by Randall

Larry ItliongThe California State Assembly has voted unanimously to declare October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, reports the Inquirer.

The farm labor organizer lead the eight day Delano grape strike in 1965. His Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee eventually merged with Cesar Chavez’s National Farm Worker’s Assocaition to become the United Farm Workers.

AB 7 is … Read more

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