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
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
10 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
The 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
A 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
American 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
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
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
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