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Thai American Duckworth to Become First Sitting U.S. Senator to Give Birth

posted by Angel Trazo

Tammy DuckworthAfter becoming the first Thai American woman in the Senate, Illinois Democratic representative Tammy Duckworth has checked off another U.S. Senator “first.” Duckworth will be the first U.S. Senator to give birth during her term in the Senate.

Duckworth is one of only ten lawmakers who have given birth while in Congress, PBS reported.

Already … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Congress Reopens Government but Disappoints Immigration Advocates

posted by Randall

DACA

Views from the Edge

“Disappointing” is not a strong enough word for some to describe the way Democrats appeared to have caved in to passing a short-term budget to keep the government operating.

For Dreamers and immigration advocates, words like “disgusted,” “disheartening” and “disillusioned” are more commonly heard to describe the so-called deal between Republican … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
DACA Rally at White House2

Min Su Kang, “undocumented and unafraid”, speaks at rally in front of White House this past fall

 

Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno
 
By now you’ve likely heard about the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump. The noise and fury arising from those remarks drowned out the reason the meeting was being … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

posted by Jiayi Sun

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thursday.

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led the bill to celebrate the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Sen. … Read more

Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Blogs

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Four AAPI Women Named as Possible Presidential Candidates

Four AAPI Women Named as Possible Presidential Candidates

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard with Bernie Sanders supports

Bernie Sanders Supporters with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. By Darryl Yip

Kamala Harris

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

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the reigns of power yet and already the handicapping is underway on who will vie to replace him in 2020.

With America coming so close … Read more

Blogs

Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

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.

16 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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Nov 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.

30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more

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