Friday 24th March 2017,

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Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

posted by Randall


By Ed Diokno

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections. With so much at stake, 245 AAPI candidates running for office and driven by the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory, the effort to push AAPI voters to register and to the polls has been … Read more

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Vietnamese Americans Hopes to Be First Born in Refugee Camp Elected to Congress

posted by Randall

Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen is not your typical Congressional candidate.

Not only is he Vietnamese American and gay, but if elected to represent Orange County in California, he would be the first person ever born in a refugee camp elected to Congress.

He’s hoping to replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) who’s running for U.S. Senator against Attorney … Read more


Millennial Urges Asian Americans to Vote this November

posted by Randall

Vote T-shirtBy Celeste Chen

When they first came to America, my parents lived in a cramped apartment, first in New York, and then in Boston. My father likes to recount stories of how he would have to make multiple treks in the middle of New England snowstorms to buy diapers because they didn’t have enough money … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Times is Now. Register to Vote

posted by Randall
Ken Jeong

Actor Ken Jeong urges people to register to vote.


OCT. 24 is the deadline for registering to vote in California.

Besides being the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., Asian Americans have the highest income and are the best educated – both factors that have traditionally produced high voter turnout.However, as a

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Asian Americans

Washington Post: Rhetoric in Presidential Race May Motivate Asian Americans to Register To Vote

posted by Frances Fu
Voter Registration Day

Voter registration drives like this one will be a key component of the Clinton campaign

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States; yet to date, neither political party has successfully won over the Asian American voting bloc. Known as the “sleeping giants” in this year’s presidential election, Asian Americans may Read more


Blogs: Nerds of the World Unite … Fight the Evil Empire Threatening Our Country

posted by Randall

Star Wars Super Pac

By Ed Diokno

How in the world does one combine the Jedi Knights from Star Wars, the ongoing presidential campaign, combating apathy with an Asian American angle?

Thanks to Darren Criss, we can introduce the U.S. Rebel Alliance, which targets that demographic least likely to vote, but also the group with the most influence. … Read more

Asian Americans

50 years of the Voting Rights Act: How this landmark legislation has protected the Asian American vote

posted by Len Patel
Voting Rights Act

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Photo by Yoichi Robert Okamoto

By Mee Moua
Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Many don’t think of voting rights and accessing the ballot as a critical concern for the Asian American community. But without … Read more


National Journal: # Blacks Flexing Political Muscle. #Asians & #Hispanics Not so Much. #Vote

posted by Randall

ballot A statistical analysis by the Pew Research Center found for the first time the voter participation rate of African Americans may have outpaced whites. The final numbers won’t be in for a few months, but analysts say the scenario is highly probable, reports the National Journal.

Asians Americans made up 4 percent of the … Read more


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