• 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
  • 16 quit commission for Asian American, Pacific Islanders since Trump’s election

      (Photo: White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) WASHINGTON – Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations in a letter addressed to President Trump Wednesday. The resignations resulted from Trump’s policies that have “adversely” affected AAPI, according to a letter dated Feb. […]

    Date: Feb 27, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • DNC Chair Candidate Ellison Unveils Asian American and Pacific Islander Engagement Strategy

    As part of his bid to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison unveiled an engagement strategy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Friday morning — the first of the declared DNC chair candidates to release a plan aimed at engaging the fastest-growing racial group in the country. […]

    Date: Feb 13, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0