Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

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

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Update: Turnout of Asian American Voters High in Battleground States

posted by Louis Chan
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No matter what language you speak, you have the right to vote!

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Asian Americans in early voting have turned out in record numbers in several battleground ground states, according to the AAPI Victory Fund.
The fund is an Asian American Superpac which has come out in support … Read more

Asian Americans

AAPIs Having an Impact on Early Voting

posted by Randall

Voting Asian Americans appear to be showing up for early voting that is allowed in 37 states 

By Ed Diokno
You can’t say AAPI celebrities haven’t done what they can to get Asian American Pacific Islander voters to register. They have taken part in numerous Public Service Announcements stating why it is important to have a … Read more

Asian Americans

Celebrities Urge Asian American Pacific Islanders to Vote

posted by Randall
John Cho and George Takei

John Cho and George Takei urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote

Actors George Takei, John Cho, Constance Wu, Sonal Shah, Vincent Rodriguez III, and Joey Quenga are joining forces in a new campaign to urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote.

Despite being the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, … Read more

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Dissecting Why Asian Americans Abandoned the Republican Party, Yet All Is not Hopeless for the GOP

posted by Randall

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No ethnic group has abandoned the Republican Party faster than Asian Americans, according to The Conversation, yet the Grand Old Party is working hard to turn that around.

Two decades ago 74 percent of the Asian American vote went to the GOP. Since then the Democratic share of the vote has increased from 36 … Read more

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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

Asian Americans

Wide Gap Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Western United States

posted by Randall

AAJC Community of Contrast

Asian Americans Advancing Justice released a report Wednesday on the wide disparity among Asian Americans in the 13 western United States.

In the western region comprised of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska, Asian Americans make up 11 percent of the population while Native Hawaiian Pacific … Read more

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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

Blogs

Asian American Face Barriers to Voting

posted by Randall

Voting
By Sanam Malik
Center for Asian American Progress

 

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs, are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, increasing at four times the rate of the overall U.S. population. While this population is projected to double in size from 17 million people in 2014 to more than 40 … Read more

Asian Americans

Sacramento Bee: Study Finds Low Turnout by California’s Asian American and Latino Voters in 2014

posted by Randall

voteAsian Americans and Latinos voted at a much lower rate than Whites and Blacks in 2014, reports the Sacramento Bee.

The analysis by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change found 27.5% of Latino  and  36.3% of Asian American registered voters cast ballots compared to 47.3% of Blacks and Whites combined.

The turnout is expected … Read more

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