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
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
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
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… Read more
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
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?
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
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