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APAP Stands in Solidarity with APALA on the American Jobs Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2011
Contact:                Caroline Fan, 202-508-3734
 
Asian Pacific American Groups on the American Jobs Act
 


APAP SF Bay Area Mixer with KAYA

Join progressive folks from Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) and KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress for a drink (pre-Advancing Justice Conference) as we celebrate Asian and Filipino American progressives this election 2011.

Wednesday, October 26

7-9PM

Hukilau San Francisco

5 Masonic Ave

San Francisco

RSVP on facebook

 


Filipino American Community Mayor's Forum 2011 San Francisco

Filipino American Community Mayor's Forum 2011
San Francisco
by Erin Jerri Pangilinan - National Communications Director

Rally for Exploited Filipino Teachers of Prince George County

This information comes to us via Jo Quiambao of the Filipino advocacy group, Katarungan.

There will be a rally TODAY (8/9/11) from 2 - 5pm in front of the White House to support the Filipino teachers of Prince George County that have had their wages stolen and are now faced with deportation.


Celebrating LGBT Pride & AAPI Heritage Month

Celebrating LGBT Pride & AAPI Heritage Month

Cross-posted at White House Blog

Posted by Hector Vargas on May 25, 2011 at 09:07 AM EDT


SAVE THE DATE! - 2010 AAPI House Party - May 2nd ** UPDATED **

On Sunday, May 2nd, please join Asian Pacific Americans for Progress as we host our annual State of Asian Pacific America House Party. We are pleased to announce that Kalpen Modi, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Congressmembers Mike Honda (CA-15) and Judy Chu (CA-32) and other noted guests, will be joining us, via conference call, for the nationwide event.


Alternative Media Coverage of Trans-Pacific Partnership

A variety of alternative media outlets are decrying the potentially devastating effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (an Executive Branch) among up to fourteen Pacific Rim nations guaranteeing special access to American imports in return for exports---the kinds of products which have closed down small to medium sized American businesses and manufacturers over the past two decades. 


CABs vs ABCs: Can't we all get along?

Chinese anchor babies (CABs) are not a new phenomenon. My father was one. In Gwok Choy: A Family Memoir from the Sino-Japanese War, the return to China during the years of the Chinese Exclusion Act was sort of inevitable, because workers were not allowed to linger on foreign soil. Deprived of the opportunity to truly, comfortably settle down, my grandparents returned to the motherland in the hopes of providing their children a Chinese education.


Robin Hood Tax by Keith Ellison Pushed in EU

See video

Congressman Keith Ellison, Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus reintroduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act (HR-1579) in April 2013. Ellison had also introduced it during the 112th Congress under H.R. 6411 in September 2012.

The bill made a media splash then disappeared in Committee. Nevertheless it's popular enough that Congressman Ellison posts it on his homepage.  


Depression an Issue for Asian-American Teens

While the woes of older Asian American women and suicide prevention have received national attention, the media has neglected to examine the same issue with regard to younger Asian-American women and teenagers. But they bear a close look all the same.