Archive for January, 2015

Why Candidates Shouldn’t Ignore Asian-American Voters

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population, and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study. In terms of political power, the API electorate nearly doubled to 3.9 million voters between 2000 to 2012, according to a poll […]

New study emphasizes differences among state’s Asian/API groups

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

  In politics, we tend to use abbreviations. Since the Proposition 187 campaign in 1994, California political scientists and pundits have wrestled with the “Latino vote.” In recent years, more focus has been placed on Asian political behavior – particularly as a majority of our immigrants now come from the world’s most populous continent. But […]

Urging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to #GetCovered

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

The summer after he graduated from college, Kalwis Lo learned he had stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. His private health insurance plan denied him coverage for treatment, claiming the cancer diagnosis was a “pre-existing condition.” Every major private health plan turned him away. His family was forced […]

Asian-Americans Are The New Florida

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Asian-Americans may vote for Democrats now, but they are a highly persuadable—and growing—part of the electorate. Listen up, Republican and Democratic parties: Asian-Americans represent a huge opportunity for both of you—they’re expected to double from the current population of seventeen million by 2060—so you better start recruiting. Now.And they might not have to wait that […]

New Research Shows U.S. Electorate Could Gain as Many as 25.6 Million New Hispanic and Asian Voters by 2020

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by imprentacomm

U.S. has 13.2 million unregistered Hispanic and Asian eligible voters New York, NY —The Partnership for a New American Economy today released new data showing how an increasing number of Hispanic and Asian voters could shift the electorate in 18 key states across the country. Three concurrent forces could create up to 25.6 million new […]

US green cards go to the few: one-third of Latin Americans rejected, 90% of Asians accepted

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by imprentacomm

Asians and Canadians enjoy a nearly 90% approval rate for green cards as opposed to Latin Americans’ 66.8%, though rules says immigrants’ nationality shouldn’t matter Obtaining a US green card is often a source of movie comedy – see The Proposal, pictured. But in real life, it’s none too funny. Photograph: Allstar/WARNER BROS/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar   […]

Coffee Meets Bagel doesn’t bite on Mark Cuban’s record $30M ‘Shark Tank’ offer

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by imprentacomm

  In what is being billed as the “largest offer in the history” of “Shark Tank,” three sisters from San Francisco turned down Mark Cuban’s offer of $30 million. Sure, Cuban’s offer was more hypothetical than real (we wonder what he would’ve done if they’d accepted it) for their startup Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating site […]

Asians Have Been Slower To Sign Up For Obama’s Immigration Reprieve

Posted on January 11th, 2015 by imprentacomm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama’s reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan. Many advocates have blamed the paltry turnout among young Asian immigrants for the […]