By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan
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
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
The rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more
By Ed Diokno
For Rep Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), this piece of legislation was intensely personal.
Nothing appears to have been resolved after a closed door meeting between members of Congress and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the botched arrests of Chinese American scientists.
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) is calling for a civil rights review into the botched detention of an Asian American who was accidentally left handcuffed without food and water in his jail cell for five days, reports the Times of San Diego.
Daniel Chong, a then engineering student at UC San Diego, suffered severe health … Read more
The new names are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more
Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more