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 are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive, to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.
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… Read more
A 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
By Assemblymember Rob Bonta
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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
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
The 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
A hearing was held in the California legislature this week focusing on the challenges facing Asian American young men and boys, reports Asian Week.
“As the first Filipino American legislator in the history of our state, and the father of a Filipino Puerto Rican American son, I’m well aware of a lot of the … Read more