• Asian Americans Win Big In National, State and Local Elections

    Some 150 Americans of Asian cultures won impressive victories in the November 6 midterm elections at the federal, state and local levels – even making history along the way. In the national races, Asian American lawmakers in the U.S. Congress handily won reelection, helping the Democratic Party retake the House of Representatives. Representatives Judy Chu, […]

    Date: Dec 14, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • With a new crop of Asian-American officials, Berkeley sets a new record

    Rashi Kesarwani, Rigel Robinson, Jenny Wong and James Chang: four newly elected representatives for Berkeley. Photos: Courtesy When Rashi Kesarwani and Rigel Robinson sit down at the City Council dais tonight, it will be the first time in 41 years that there has been an Asian-American city councilmember in Berkeley. The new representatives are just two of four recently […]

    Date: Dec 14, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • New York’s likely first Asian-American state senator

    ALBANY — John Liu, best known for his former role as New York City comptroller, is poised to become New York’s first Asian-American state senator. It is something of a comeback for the trailblazing ex-city councilman, who ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and came in fourth place in that crowded Democratic primary after […]

    Date: Sep 24, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-Pacific-American success and pride unfold in Central Florida

      May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, dedicated to celebrating the contributions of the Asian-American community to our great nation. Though Asians have been in America since the time of Ferdinand Magellan, the numbers have always been small, though not for a lack of trying (see Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882). Indeed, May was chosen to […]

    Date: May 23, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Why Trump’s Census Change Could Hit Asian-Americans Especially Hard

      The Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the census does not bode well for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, civil rights groups fear. Research has already shown that the minority group is significantly undercounted in the survey, with one-fifth of Asian-Americans and one-third of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in […]

    Date: Apr 11, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-Americans, a Sleeping Political Giant

    Virginia is the clearest example of a state that has moved to the left politically. After decades as a Republican stronghold, it has voted Democratic in every top-tier statewide race — president, senator, governor — since 2010. But as well-known as Virginia’s transformation may be, one major cause of it hasn’t received much attention: Asian-American […]

    Date: Apr 11, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-American Groups Start Mental Health Program for DACA Recipients

    A group of Asian-American and Pacific Islander-serving organizations announced the creation of a mental health program for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and their families Thursday, a month after the White House announced that it was ending the program. Ten mental health service providers from the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) […]

    Date: Jan 10, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Lessons From the World War II Experiences of Japanese Americans for Today’s Muslim Americans

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, respectively, were open to the ideas of a U.S. Muslim database and surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods. As President, Trump signed executive orders that effectively banned travel into the U.S. by people from a selected list of predominantly Muslim countries. Multiple Trump supporters have openly suggested the need to segregate Muslims into […]

    Date: Sep 26, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • NAAPPPA Honors ‘40 Under 40’ Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Politics

      An organization promoting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in politics and public affairs has released its second list celebrating rising professionals. The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) published its second “40 Under 40” list of AAPIs excelling in American politics Friday. The bipartisan list highlights workers who […]

    Date: May 01, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0