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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

South Asian American

Nov 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

posted by Louis Chan
Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

One of the swing states that surprisingly swung for Donald Trump in the Presidential election was Michigan where 16 electoral college votes were at stake.

It was also a state where Muslim American voters faced discrimination when trying to … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case protected the rights of millions of Asian Americans to be represented in the halls of government.

 

The surprise unanimous decision (8-0) was a setback for conservatives who were trying to limit the influence of minority voters and Democrats. The court’s ruling said that when … Read more

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Oct 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Record: Chinese American Students Sue for Voter Intimidation

Record: Chinese American Students Sue for Voter Intimidation

posted by Randall

Gary Spears10 Chinese American students whose voter registrations were nearly thrown out have sued a supervisor in Deerpark, NY for violation of civil rights and voter intimidation, reports Record Online.

Supervisor Gary Spears had been quoted as saying he challenged the registration of 30 students in total because they all came from the same address.

The … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 8, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Epoch Times: Two Asian Americans Wrongfully Prevented from Voting Win Challenge

Epoch Times: Two Asian Americans Wrongfully Prevented from Voting Win Challenge

posted by Randall

votingThe voting rights of two Asian Americans in Goshen, New York have been reinstated after they appealed to the Board of Elections, reports the Epoch Times.

Two Fei Tian College students, Ashely Wei and  Andrew Fung, were wrongfully told in September their voting registration would be cancelled because they are green card holders.

The mix … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NBC News: Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Law May Lead to More AAPI Voters

NBC News: Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Law May Lead to More AAPI Voters

posted by Jason Fong

Early votingA newly passed Oregon “Motor Voter” state law will automatically register voters when they receive or update their driver’s license. Analysts claim that the law will increase the population of registered AAPI voters by 20,000, reports NBC News.

As the AAPI community has the lowest national voting rate, the impact of this law will … Read more

Pacific Islander

Mar 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on New American Media: American Samoans Demand Right to Vote

New American Media: American Samoans Demand Right to Vote

posted by Randall

American SamoaAmerican Samoans may feel American, some may say they look American, but many can’t vote, reports New American Media.

Those born in American Samoa are considered nationals, but that doesn’t carry with it the right to vote. They are even limited to how high they can go up into ranks in the American military. … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Philly.com: Anti-discrimination complaint filed on behalf of Asian American voters

Philly.com: Anti-discrimination complaint filed on behalf of Asian American voters

posted by Randall

ballot An anti-discrimination complaint is expected to be filed today on behalf of limited English speaking Asian American voters in Philadelphia, reports Philly.com: .

The case with the city’s Human Relations Commission will be filed by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF),Boat People-SOS of the Delaware Valley, and the Asian Pacific American Bar … Read more

Blogs

Aug 23, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: What Asian Americans Gained from the Civil Rights Movement

NPR: What Asian Americans Gained from the Civil Rights Movement

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King I Have a Dream SpeechThis Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech.

Asian Americans owe at least three things to the civil rights movement, Scot Nakagawa wrote in his blog for Change Lab.

Those are immigration rights, voting rights and interracial marriage.

“I think that … Read more

Blogs

Aug 8, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: Why Progressives Can’t Ignore Asian American Issues

Huff Post: Why Progressives Can’t Ignore Asian American Issues

posted by Randall

In interesting blog appear in the Huffington Post that suggested bringing Asian American issues into the national debate could swing Republican votes on many important issues.

Blogger Jarryd Willis points out that rarely is it mentioned that 1.4 million people of Asian descent are undocumented or that 200,000 Asian youth would qualify … Read more

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