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White House takes on Model Minority Myth & Education

On May 17, 2010, Michelle Rhee, Frank Wu, and Kalpen discussed the "Dispelling of the Model Minority Myth." The YouTube video includes statements by Kiran Ahuja and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

If you're not already subscribed then you should subscribe to the White House Initiative on Asian American Pacific Islanders' YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WhiteHouseAAPI

Join the Conversation with Secretary Mineta and other AAPI policy leaders!

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, APIAVote is kicking off the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute (NYMLI) Speaker Series in Washington, D.C. This Speaker Series will bolster our NYM Leadership Institute, by bringing the dialogue about AAPI political involvement and political participation to a national stage. Chaired by the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, NYMLI's mission is to increase the leadership and organizing capacity of AAPI communities by training and equipping leaders with the skills to successfully engage AAPIs in electoral campaigns.

RNC trying to raise money with "Census" Theme

Found this article on my Monday morning: Even After Law Aimed At Banning It, RNC Still Sending Misleading 'Census' Mailer.

The Republican National Committee is continuing to send out a misleading fundraising mailer labeled "Census Document," just weeks after Congress passed a law aimed at banning such mailers.

SB1070 signed in AZ: The fight for FAIR Immigration Reform

Things are getting crazy in Arizona. Forces in Arizona has decided that if they can’t get what they want in regards to immigration on the federal level then they’re going to take it upon themselves at the state level. AZ Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1070 and there have been thousands to show up in AZ to protest the signing of this bill.

White House Initiative on AAPI Website is up!

Just an announcement that the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders website is up and running. Visit the site here: http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/asian-americans-initiative/index.html

Blogging Lessons from OpenLeft founder Chris Bowers

Yesterday NOI posted on their blog a 4 major lessons on what you need to launch a successful blog from OpenLeft founder Chris Bowers (see the video & blog post here).

The four things needed to launch a successful blog are:

Neugebauer (TX-19) ID'd as 'Baby Killer' Shouter

From the following article at Huffington Post:

"In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase 'it's a baby killer' in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership," Neugebauer said. "I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself."

AAPIs represent at the March for America in DC

It's been reported that about 200k people showed up on the National Mall today for a historic precendence (take that Tea Party!) to keep President Obama accountable to his promise to pass an Immigration Reform bill. AAPI groups represented in full force from all over the country. Starting from the AAPI constituency pre-rally at noon, advocates and activists joined supporters on the national mall in the blazing sun to demand Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2010. Debrief the March with us: http://bit.ly/CIRforAAPIs

DC - Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act!

Help end job discrimination!

It’s 2010, and in the majority of the country, there are no legal protections from workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people!

This will change with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a federal bill that will ban job discrimination nationwide on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  We have the votes in Congress, we have a president who will sign the bill, now we just need to keep the momentum going!

Census 2010 - Fill In Your Future! Win a Free Trip to ECAASU2010

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