Archive for January, 2016

New Asian-American SuperPAC Formed To Increase ‘The Power Of Our Vote’

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by imprentacomm

Tanya Lau signs in to vote at the Chinese Community Church in Washington in 2010. Voter turnout has been low among Asian-Americans in recent elections, but a new superPAC hopes to increase it. AFP/Getty Images Asian-Americans are a bit of a voting paradox. They’re the fastest growing minority group in the country, but they’re also […]

Hispanics and Asian-Americans Face Barriers to Lower Offices, Report Finds

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by imprentacomm

A new report from a nonpartisan organization focused on getting more Asian-American and Latinos elected to state and local offices found that the two groups are facing obstacles as they seek to achieve greater representation to match their fast-growing populations. The report, by the New American Leaders Project, found that the groups’ numbers have not […]

How Asian Americans Can Break Through The Bamboo Ceiling

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by imprentacomm

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing, highest-income, best-educated racial group in the U.S., according to Pew Research Center. While they are well represented in the non-managerial workforce, they’re often significantly under-represented in the executive suite. Jane Hyun, a South Korean-born leadership consultant who moved to the U.S. at the age of eight, says she lives with […]

These Three Charts Show Why Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Are Important in 2016

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by imprentacomm

The new year started with a series of important developments involving the 2016 presidential election and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). First, on January 7, Hillary Clinton became the first major presidential candidate to hold anevent exclusively devoted to AAPIs. The event was held in the San Gabriel Valley, a heavily Asian American suburban area […]

Michelle Wu Elected Boston City Council President

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by imprentacomm

he Boston City Council voted unanimously Monday afternoon to make Councilor Michelle Wu its new president. Wu is the first Asian-American to lead the council, and the third woman. In her acceptance speech, the 30-year-old from Roslindale stressed the council’s role in creating policies that reflect councilors’ own lives. “In this chamber, every debate is informed […]

Clinton to launch Asian-American voter effort in California

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by imprentacomm

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton is set to return to California next week to kick off “Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary.” The event, which will take place in San Gabriel on Thursday, will be the first in a series designed to “engage, energize and organize AAPI voters,” according to a statement by the campaign. […]

Asian Americans: The Next Big Boom in Housing

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by imprentacomm

Since 2000, the Asian American community has been the fastest­growing minority demographic in the U.S., with a rapidly growing purchasing power. Twenty­eight percent of Asian American households include two or more adult generations, double the rate of nonHispanic whites, and one out of 10 Asian Americans own a business. By 2024, there will be 1.8 […]